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Book of the month - Nov-2014

posted Nov 4, 2014, 10:13 AM by Fernando Echeveste   [ updated Nov 4, 2014, 3:37 PM ]
John Yudkin published the first edition of this book in 1972 (That's 42 years ago!) and was one of the first scientists to claim that sugar was a major cause of obesity and heart disease. I'm glad I found this book. After reading Jason Vale's "Slim for Life - Freedom from the diet trap" book (See October's Book of the month) I wanted to read more about sugar and its effects in the human body. For me Jason's book was an eye opener and it changed my views about food and the food industry. It was also an excellent introductory material and an invitation for me to explore deeper on this subject.
Some of my ideas and beliefs have changed as I've grown older. My relationship with food falls into this category. I'm very conscious that I'm a soul, a mind and a body. In order to live a healthy, fulfilling and rewarding life I need to take care of each one of them equally and achieve an optimal balance. When it comes to my body I do it in 2 ways: by exercising and by eating healthy and keeping a balanced diet. I'm very aware that this is the only body I have in my present form. If I don't look after my body, no one will, and certainly not the food industry when they pretend to care about the consumers when in fact they only care about profits and making more money. Sugar, along with Salt and Fat is one of the key ingredients the food industry uses to lure us into buying their products. The food industry has known for years the drug-like effect refined sugar creates in the human body and they use that to their advantage. 
Too much refined sugar may result in Diabetes and unfortunately many people still don't take Diabetes seriously. Diabetes can cause long term damage to our body. Furthermore, Diabetes affects our blood vessels and nerves and therefore can affect any part of the body. The effect of Diabetes on the heart and the eyes are well known. The long term complications are many. For that reason, now more than ever it is important that we know and understand the real facts about sugar and its effect on the human body. If one is well-informed, one can make smart, informed decisions. "Pure, White And Deadly: How sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it" is an excellent source of information on this subject.