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Sugar is Evil!!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

I've been watching a lot of documentaries about food and our food supply. It's been very educational and the major conclusion I have made is...sugar is evil. It is in almost everything, everything!! This is especially true if you eat a lot of processed food.

4grams of sugar=1 tsp

Now go into your cupboards and look at how much sugar is in your cereal, oatmeal, crackers, etc. It's mind blowing. In the documentary That Sugar Film, the main subject was eating 40grams of sugar a day following a low fat diet.

I've been focusing on sticking to paleo, making foods from scratch, staying away from wheat/grains that aren't necessary, and trying to eat from more local sources (as my budget allows).

I'm embarrassed by how I fed my children as they were growing up. We used a lot of processed foods, which means they have had to adjust to eating foods w/o added sugar. It's taken some getting used to, but they are slowly adjusting. I still haven't completely gotten them away from soda, but I'm working on it.

If you would like to spend some time learning about sugar in our foods, our foods supply, and why we are getting so fat in America take some time to watch the following movies. Some are free and others have to be rented through Vudu or Amazon:

Fed Up
Food Inc.
Hungry For Change
That Sugar Film
It Starts With Food

Those are just a few....
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