Quite a few months ago, I was intrigued to see a documentary a movie called "Fed Up".
If you have a moment, I suggest that everyone watches that movie.
It is direct and to the point with our love / hate relationship with sugar.
It speaks of addiction to sugar, as well as the politics around it... but mostly it shows you the process that sugar takes through our bodies.
The examples and stories are seen through the eyes of youth today.
I myself was an obese child.
I do not remember what it was like to feel "normal".
However, I was very active... dance, basketball, volleyball, softball...
every summer I was a fish swimming from dusk til' dawn.
I used to wonder why I was so different from all of the kids.
I didn't feel ever like I ingested more then the average child...
I never got "why" until I saw this movie.
So from that was something that impacted me.
It is a list of ingredients that are forms of "Sugar".
This doesn't include the chemical artificial sweeteners.
These are just ingredients that you ingest that your body simply views and processes the same as white table sugar.
So with all that being said, I wanted to share a trailer for "Fed Up" as well as the list of 56... yes you heard it right 56 names for Sugar. Knowledge is power.
I hope this message finds you well. XO