Sugar is killing us
We all know by now how much sugar is in fizzy drinks like Coca Cola and in cakes and sweets.
We know that sugar is "not good for you" but the message is not getting through.
Sugar is cheap, so food companies add it to as many products as they can to make it more palatable
Even so called “low fat yogurt” in many cases contain high fructose corn syrup.
So they take out the good fat and replace it with sugar!
Even a can of tomato soup can have several teaspoons of sugar
Condiments like BBQ sauce and Tomato sauce are particularly high in sugar.
Manufacturers try to disguise the sugar in their products by using different names but in the end, they all mean "sugar."
Here are 52 names for sugar that can be seen on labels
Agave Nectar; Barbados Sugar; Barley Malt Syrup, Beet Sugar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cane Crystals, Cane Juice Crystals, Castor Sugar, Corn Sweetener, Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids, Crystalline Fructose, Date Sugar, Demerara Sugar, Dextrose, Evaporated Cane Juice, Florida Crystals, Fructose, Fruit Juice, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Galactose, Glucose, Glucose Solids, Golden Sugar, Golden Syrup, Granulated Sugar, Grape Juice Concentrate, Grape Sugar, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Honey, Icing Sugar, Invert Sugar, Lactose, Malt Syrup, Maltodextrin, Maltose, Mannitol, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Muscovado Syrup, Organic Raw Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Raw Sugar, Refiners' Syrup, Rice Syrup, Sorbitol, Sorghum Syrup, Sucrose, Table Sugar, Treacle, Turbinado Sugar, Yellow Sugar
Sugar is Sugar whether it is low or high GI
I highly recommend That Sugar Film, a documentary by Damon Gameau
In the documentary Damon only eats so -called ‘healthy’ foods such as low fat yoghurt, muesli bars, juices and cereals that are in fact laden with hidden sugars. He ends up eating about 40 teaspoons of sugar a day!
He has also written the following books
That Sugar Guide - Practical tips to get you eating real foods again
That Sugar book
The Office Luncheon eBook
Low Sugar Snacks eBook
The Secrets of Sugar
CBC's The Fifth Estate. The Fifth Estate is an award-winning Canadian television newsmagazine, which airs on the English language CBC Television network and CBC News Network.
Sugar Crash Another great documentary about sugar consumption in Ireland but this could apply to any western country
Jamie's Sugar Rush
Jamie Oliver has made a great documentary about sugar