Sugar Addiction and Your Health
Simplified, step-by-step explanation of the role sugar plays in disease
Sugar is ubiquitous in today’s diet whereas centuries past it was considered a rare treat for the wealthy. Our grandparents ate very little sugar, but today our bodies are bombarded by sugar and foods that act like sugar.
The average American consumes one half pound of sugar per day. The National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition boards suggest that no more than 25 percent(!) of total calories should come from added sugars. This sounds reasonable until you realize that nowhere in nature would mankind be able to find and consume this amount of sugar. Evolution did not equip our bodies to handle so much, and we pay the price for this excess in ill health.
Have you ever wondered why so many foods contain sugar? Addiction is a powerful way to sell a product. Cigarette manufacturers have proven this is a strategy that works. But while cigarette companies have been held responsible for adding addictive substances to their cigarettes to ensure that you are a customer for life, food companies have been doing the same thing for decades and getting away with it. — Dr. Scott Olson
Dr. Olson provides the reader with a step-by-step explanation of sugar’s history, how it is metabolized, its addictive properties, how it harms tissues and organs causing obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and kidney disease and how to cut sugar from your diet.
Sugarettes avoids complex biology and presents the information so that even young teenagers can understand it. This book is perfect for those beginning their journey into nutrition and is especially important for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. When it comes to your diet, don’t make the mistake of listening to the USDA or the American Diabetic Association. Instead, read Sugarettes.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.
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