Sugar is being touted as ‘the new dietary villain’ and the driver of obesity and all of the chronic metabolic diseases we know of today. Want to know more about why sugar is considered toxic to our health? Spend the next 18 minutes watching (or even just listening) to ‘the bitter truth about sugar’. This short report will give you much more of an idea why many health experts are looking to sugar as the cause of our current state of poor health.
How much sugar?
Chances are, you are eating a lot more sugar that you realise. It’s not just the obvious sweet things that contain sugar. It’s also in so many savoury processed foods. In fact “one-half of the sugar we consume today is in items we didn’t even know contain sugar,” Professor Robert Lustig.
This report will answer questions you may have about sugar and its role in weight gain, obesity, accelerated ageing, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. It also addresses why our peak health authorities are not looking out for our health and a whole lot more.
Make an informed decision, ignorance is not always bliss
It really is up to the individual to make informed decisions about their own health. I’m not about telling you what you should or shouldn’t eat, rather I just like to share information for you to do what you will. I also appreciate you sharing your views and experiences as many of you already have done (by posting a comment on the site or via social media). Keep ’em coming!
I love reading comments on both my own and others blogs. I recently read a response (comment) on a blog bagging the people taking a stand against the sugar and processed food industry. I wish I had copied it down verbatim, but the writer told a story of visiting an uncle in the hospital who was dying of smoking-induced lung cancer. His uncle lamented about why he didn’t listen to the warnings against smoking before he became diseased. The commenter warned the writer of the blog that he may find himself unwell and regret his ignorance as his uncle had if he continued to ignore the warnings about fructose.
It’s been predicted that this next generation will not live as long as the current. I know it may sound dramatic, but we need to act now to protect the health and well-being of our children and subsequent generations.
Spend a few minutes watching or listening to this ABC TV Science – Catalyst Report, Toxic Sugar by clicking on the link below. It’s worth 18 minutes of your time.
I’ve got plenty more, but for now, you might also like to read a National Geographic story “Sugar love (a not so sweet story)”
ALSO, this CBC documentary is simply fascinating. Some inside information about the role the food processing industry plays in making sure you are addicted to sugar and some very affluent doctors and professors expressing a genuine concern that sugar is driving many, many diseases. Really worth taking the time to watch.
Did you find these videos helpful? Love to know your thoughts on the subject and also happy to answer questions if I am able.