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Is all sugar bad for you?


Since we wrote the Deep Nutrition Talk and Deep Nutrition Program, more and more information has come to light regarding the dangers of sugars for your health. Like all things (including water!), too much of a good thing is bad for you.

We need sugar, but it seems that we only need a small amount of it in our diets, not the gross amount that we have been led to believe in. In Module 7  “What’s wrong with grains?” of the Deep Nutrition Program we talk about the hidden sugars within so-called “healthy” foods that we don’t usually think of as unhealthy.

Now “That Sugar Film” director Damon Gameau from Australia has undergone a self experiment, subjecting himself to the “healthy” low-fat, high-sugar health food diet, and the results are shocking to most but not very surprising to those who have learnt about Deep Nutrition.

The new film, which is out next year in February 2015, will show the aftermath and shocking diagnosis after 60 days on this diet, which includes “no soft drinks, chocolate, ice cream, or confectionery”. Damon’s sugar came from foods the general public would mistakenly consider as healthy:

  • low-fat yoghurts
  • muesli bars
  • cereals
  • fruit juices
  • sports drinks

The AVERAGE teenager consumes roughly 40 teaspoons of sugar a day, totalled through junk food and through “healthy” food, this is how much Damon consumed for 60 days.

It is important to note that adults should have no more (World Health Organisation recommendation) than a total of 6 teaspoons of sugar per day (25g).

Because of the way that the food industry has changed so rapidly over the last 50 years, it is now extremely pertinent for us to be aware of the way food has changed, how to preserve our family’s health for our future decades, and to recognise where we are going wrong now so it’s not too late in the future.

“Sugar is now in 80% of the processed food we’re eating. If we can remove that, that’s the first step towards making a change.” – Damon Gameau.


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