sugar

I love sugar. If I were around it, I would boil it, pull it through a needle, then shoot it into my arm. Yes, I’m a junkie. But the good kind. The kind that avoids the temptation most of the time, indulges some of the time, and dreams of it all the time. All. The. Time.

As much as I love sugar, I know it’s not the best thing for me. Word around town is that sugar is killing me (and you) softly. In addition to the seams on our jeans, sugar could be destroying our insides.

To learn more, here are two excellent videos on the subject. The first is “The Skinny on Obesity” with Dr. Lustig. It’s lengthy but informative, definitely worth your time. The second video is Underground Wellness’ synopsis of Dr. Lustig’s. Both are great. Watch either (or both). Prepare to get schooled.

Long Version

Short Version


9 Comments

Angel · 02/22/2013 at 8:46 am

@Sab. Great points. I will check out the links you referenced. Thank you.

Angel · 02/22/2013 at 8:46 am

@Stephen. It’s thorough. How’s the training business? You love it?

Stephen Anderson · 02/22/2013 at 4:13 am

Angel this is gorgeous! I will be sure to post this on my page. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Sab · 02/19/2013 at 5:51 pm

Another good article:
Neither Soul Food, Nor “Slave Food,” Made You Fat | A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss
http://blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com/debunking-the-myths/neither-soul-food-nor-slave-food-made-you-fat/

Excerpt:
“…the corn bread of today isn’t even the corn bread of yesterday – is your corn meal organic? Your ancestors’ corn meal was. Is your corn meal from genetically modified, hyper-processed corn kernels? Your ancestors’ corn was not. Do you have a propensity for “sweet corn bread?” That’s neither a “North” nor a “South” thing – that’s a processed food thing. You can thank “Jiffy” for the popularity of sweet corn bread.

Sab · 02/19/2013 at 5:45 pm

Yes! 60 Minutes did a segment on this topic last year (see link below). Thankfully, I don’t have a sweet tooth, but it’s amazing how much we don’t know about what’s in our food! My rule of thumb is that if it didn’t come from the earth (e.g, sweet potato) or sky (water), it most likely has unnecessary additives. We prob can’t eliminate everything we’d like to from our diet, but we can certainly be smarter about what we choose to eat.

Angel · 02/19/2013 at 4:02 pm

@Sara. Thank you for the article.

Angel · 02/19/2013 at 3:48 pm

@Slomo. I learned a lot, too. Mind. Blown. Now, I’m going to go and have a smoothie but pretend it’s full fat ice cream.

Sara · 02/19/2013 at 12:40 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

This is a great article to include in your post.

Slomo · 02/19/2013 at 9:14 am

These are two of my favorite youtube videos of all time. Thanks for putting these up, as I learn more every time I watch them, and am re-motivated to avoid the sweet stuff!

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