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Monday, June 23, 2014


by Jenny Ramaley

Nah, that header is not really meant as a cursing come-on. FU is short for a new documentary (Fed Up) on food and sugar, and the evils of processed foods and the companies behind the products.

What can I say? If you love children’s books you probably love children and want the best for them. So find a way to see this film. It will make you think twice before you ‘reward’ a child for a good act with something sweet and sugary.

In a nutshell, the way the body processes sugar is that it converts it right into fat. It doesn’t matter if it’s high-fructose corn syrup or cane sugar or fruit juice. Right to fat. And on top of that, all the processed foods that have become a big part of the American diet are filled with sugars, which also have preservative properties and create addictions in our bodies to crave more . . . sugar. To make things even worse, kids (heck, everybody) are surrounded by these products at every checkout aisle in the nation. Which is why we have such a huge obesity epidemic among children (and adults).

In our newspaper today, the front section of the lifestyle section, Section C, has an interview with Laurie David, the producer of Fed Up, the documentary. On the front page, Section A, is an article about ‘fatty liver disease, an accumulation of fat in liver cells associated with poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle and obesity.  . . . If caught early, exercise and improved diet can slow or reverse the disease.”

Perhaps the article about the film and it’s message should be on the front page.

For more about the documentary or to try the sugar free lifestyle, go to Fed Up Movie .

The Fedup Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Boy, that's right on Jenny. I love my sweets, but they are not so good for us - especially very many of them. Thanks for the reminder for our kids!