Is Sugar Really that Bad For You?

We have to admit, sugar does not have the best reputation. Despite being delicious, sugar has often been demonised by media personalities who argue that it makes us fat, sick, that it is a poison and is slowly killing us. That said, the majority of us regularly consume sugar. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians consume about the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar per day. Sugar cravings are often responsible for our late night binges and the inevitable sugar crash afterwards. The picture looks very bleak, but is sugar really that bad for us? Are the media personalities right in their crusade against sugar?