A brand new month and a brand new review! How nice. And it is a nonfiction book that I loved reading. It is about how sugar is harming us and how it has become the new health threat.
This book is written by the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a ground breaking expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium. It is back by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.
Among Americans (and Canadians) diabetes is more prevalent today than ever, obesity is at epidemic proportions and nearly 10 percent of children are thought to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
In this book, Gary Taubes argues that sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems.
With Taubes signature command of both science and straight talk, he delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative and as a key ingredient in cigarettes, its replacement by high fructose corn syrup (and the marketing ploy that represents), and its unexpected inclusion in so much of what we eat and drink. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to success, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss, and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individual and society.
The book is lucid- completing, and argent in its impact. This is a must read for all readers who care about their health and the well-being of their families.
I believe that unless we are careful about how much sugar we consume, we will be unhealthy as will our children. And the time is right this very moment to take control over our intake and those of our children.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth