It seems that a lot of you guys belive that sugar makes you gain fat. However, science shows that for a healthy, active individual (one that does not have insulin related issues), sugar has the same effect as an ordinary, dietary carb would. So what's the big deal? Why stress over sugar? :P
What actualy effects body composition is the calories.
EDIT: I've tried my best to port the original post to actual English. @greymouser
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on April 07, 2013
at 01:53 PM
Quality -- eating "sugar" versus eating fruits or potatoes -- and quantity (as a ratio) -- eating a piece of wheat toast or snickers bar versus a sweet potato or baked yuca -- has a greater effect on body composition than just sugar or calories.
When people say "calories don't matter!", they're trying to say "Quality and type of food matters just as much as total caloric intake." And this seems to be something that science agrees with.
If you justify eating jelly beans because the eating of them fits some arbitrary total caloric intake, then that is your prerogative.