I have been reading up about sugar, food processing, chemicals included in processed food & the harsh reality that we have no idea what we are consuming. It has been a rude awakening for me as I have always trusted food labels claiming their contents are ‘good’ for me. I feel like this industry has been fooling people for years & I hope they face retribution once we are honestly educated on the matter.
My favourite book has been Swallow this: Serving up the food industry’s darkest secrets by Joanna Blythman http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swallow-This-Serving-Industrys-Darkest/dp/0007548338/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438550270&sr=8-1&keywords=swallow+this
It is an informative & interesting read with a manageable amount of science in it. My facial expression whilst reading it was one of discomfort & unease. The thought of eating processed foods now makes me want to wretch. I am embracing this as a turning point.
I also read Sweet Poison by David Gillespie http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweet-Poison-David-Gillespie/dp/0718179072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438551407&sr=8-1&keywords=the+sweet+poison This made me realise fructose is my main nemesis. Sugar is off my Christmas card list, but fructose I intend to avoid like the plague.
I am so frustrated with government & big food manufacturers lying to the public & endangering our lives, health & happiness to line their pockets. Do they eat their own produce after knowing the detrimental health affects & the chemical processes the ‘fresh’, ‘added vitamins’, ‘natural’ produce has endured to deplete it of all nutritional value. Disgusting. I hate being hoodwinked.
For years I have been on & off dieting. It’s difficult when the food recommended to dieters with the best intention to become healthier is, of course, highly processed & chemically altered. Take the Glycaemic Index for example. Food with added sweeteners are lower GI & deemed good for you. Bullshit! This is what has made me, at times, a miserable yo-yo dieter. Forever buying seemingly ‘healthy’ products from these people while costing me my health, happiness, money & sanity at the confusion why they weren’t working. These companies have a lot to answer for.
We were concerned about chemical warfare in the future. Look to your plate. You have been consuming it your entire life.
Let me know if you want me to write a blog on how I’m eliminating sugar from my life, the results & the facts I’ve learnt.