Is sugar toxic? Yes, says a new film entitled “Fed Up” whose experts battling to ban hidden sugar include:
- Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UC San Francisco and author of “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease” (click for details) and “The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight.“
- Marion Nestle, author of “Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health” and
- Gary Taubes, famed for having written two of the most influential low carb diet books: “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” and “Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health.”
But the film does more than take off the cellophane wrapping hiding what’s wrong with our food and diet guidelines, reports Time magazine. It helps viewers understand what to avoid, including sugar and starches.
“You can eat a bowl of corn flakes with no added sugar, or you can eat a bowl or sugar with no added corn flakes; they might taste different but below the neck, they’re metabolically the same,” comments Dr. David Ludwig, a professor at Harvard Medical School.
And the battle against sugar is not being waged only in the United States. Learn more by clicking the links below:
- Why a cardiologist is publicizing his view that sugar, not saturated fat, is the enemy in the U.K.
- How a former economist is attacking an Australian study claiming that sugar is innocent when it comes to causing obesity
- Read about a book to help you kick the sugar habit:: “The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Look Years Younger,” by Brooke Alpert, which explains precisely why and how to shun sugar.