There are over 600,000 packaged foods available in America today. Most – about 80% – contain some form of sugar, the worst of which is high fructose corn syrup. The corporations know that sugar can be addictive to many and habit forming to others and that is why sugar is so prevalent. It makes you want more so you buy more and the corporate profits go up. It’s that simple. You can read more at http://youngandhealthybook.com
What can you do to protect yourself and your family? Avoid packaged foods. Don’t drink soda or packaged juice. Limit desserts to once a week or less. And, most importantly, eat real food – the closer to its natural state the better. Real food doesn’t need a label outlining its contents. If you’re reading a lot of labels, you’re probably buying too much pseudo-food.
A new book just published, Fat Chance, by Dr. Robert Lustig, explains the role of sugar in today’s diet and its contribution to the obesity epidemic.