After watching Fed Up and seeing just how much added sugar is in everyday foods like waffles, bread, and even spaghetti sauce, it’s hard to look away.
Even though I haven’t always stuck to my pledge to eliminate sugary foods from my family’s diet, I am still making a conscious effort to read the labels and avoid added sugars wherever I can.
The most troubling part of the sugar problem today is that it’s such a sneaky predator. You can believe you are making “healthy” purchases of things like Nutri-Grain waffles and yogurt, when in reality, they have as much added sugar as junk food.
That is what That Sugar Film is all about.
That Sugar Film, opening in select theaters and available On Demand today, tells the story of Damon Gameau’s quest to eat only foods perceived as “healthy” and document what happens to his body as a result.
From the producers:
That Sugar Film is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. That Sugar Film will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.
Honestly, you will be amazed at how much added sugar is in a variety of foods that you consider a smart, healthy purchase for your kids. It is truly disturbing, especially when you consider just how unhealthy all this added sugar is for us.
If you want an eye-opening look at this issue, I urge you to check out That Sugar Film.