Sugar is bad for you. We hear it all the time – on the news, in social media, on radio, in the newspapers. Just how bad? THIS will give you some info.
Recently we’ve watched a few episodes of a BBC documentary called Junk Food Kids. It’s heart wrenching to see kids as young as two years old with tooth decay so bad that almost all of their baby teeth have had to be extracted. The problem seems to be really widespread, requiring increasing levels of health care resources.
It was brought to my attention yet again through a blogpost I read the other day.
Here’s some ‘food for thought’ from Tamara at the The Purple Almond.
She shares some interesting information in her post about the science behind addictive food:
This video was brought to my attention by my university. As a recovering sugar addict myself, I felt it was important to share this with all of you.
This video discusses the lengths food manufacturers go to, when developing products. The chemistry, physics, biology, math, etc to discover just the right amount of SALT, SUGAR AND FAT to reach the “bliss point”, or the point that makes you continue to eat, and eat, and eat, and eat…even when you’re body tells you ENOUGH!
It is based on the book SALT SUGAR, FAT by Michael Moss. In his book, Mr. Moss gives you the inside scoop into just what happens in the board rooms and the labs of food manufacturing companies.