Join me after the break for the discussion.
How did we get so fat, so fast? The debut episode of this 7-part series debunks the theory that obesity only affects the "gluttons and sloths" among us and is, in fact, a public health problem that impacts everyone.
I was so glad to see this video because I'm more than done with the misconception that people are over weight and obese because they:
- don't workout enough
- are genetically predisposed
- are lazy
- have no willpower
It's gotten to a point where we, as a nation, have found a new population to be prejudiced against!
Finally we're beginning to see that the science doesn't support the bigotry. Instead it's clearly sounding an alarm that America (and the World) needs to wake up to what's really going on with the food we're putting in our mouths and in the mouths of our children.
Sugar, in all it's various forms, is making us sick and making some people a whole lot of money. The Food Industry is milking us literally to death, much like the Tobacco Industry did before it.
Barley malt Beet sugar Brown rice syrup
Brown sugar Buttered syrup Cane sugar
Cane juice Cane juice crystals Carob syrup
Confectioner’s sugar Corn syrup High fructose corn syrup
Corn sugar Corn sweetener Corn syrup solids
Crystalized fructose Dextran Dextrose
Diatase Diastatic malt Evaporated cane juice
Fructose Fruit juice Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose Glucose solids Golden sugar
Golden syrup Grape sugar Grape juice concentrate
Invert sugar Lactose Malt
Maltodextrain Maltose Molasses
Raw sugar Refiner's syrup Sorghum syrup
Sucanat Sucrose Sugar
Turbinado sugar Yellow sugar
This list is by no means complete but you get the idea. What do they say about the importance a culture places on a thing can be seen by the number of words it has for it?
I know I'm a little ranty here but this crap is pissing me off. It's so blatant and it's so wrong.
Share your take on it in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!