Book Review: Added Sugars – The Slow Poison by Srividya

Did you know that over 42 million children are suffering from metabolic disorders like obesity and insulin resistance? The biggest reason for it is ‘Added Sugars’ found in food items in the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup, Agave Nectar, Fructose, Maltodextrin, etc. 

The book Added Sugars – the Slow Poison is a well-balanced. On one side it talks about disadvantages of added sugar, which is made by mixing chemicals, and on the other hand it gives alternatives to added sugars – the 14 natural sweeteners. That part in the book is a true finding and I am sure it will help many without comprising on their sweet tooth. I was delighted to find that dark chocolate has 70 percent cocoa bins, which is an amazing natural sweetener. So does maple syrup…

“Maple Syrup is loaded with 24 types of antioxidants, which will protect you against cancer and fight against inflammatory diseases. Maple syrup contains Quebecol, an antioxidant which helps in preventing cancer. Maple syrup also hydrates your skin, nourishes your skin just like honey.”

The charts about 60 different names of added sugars used in the processed food is an empowering insight to tackle down food manufacturers.   

Another insightful learning from the book is how insulin receptors work that control the level of sugar in our blood veins. At times heavy and technical, yet the book educates layman like us as how we cannot remain blind to the gimmicks of added sugars. Now I can identify the ingredients related to sugar on any food product. This is not only informative but educational.

It’s a huge shocker to come across the fact that the food we consider healthy and consume daily like cereals, biscuits, and Juices contains sugars that eventually deteriorate our health. Added sugar is a poison…no doubt. I cannot pin all vital pointers of the book, better you read it, and set your food preferences. A well deserving book, its tips should be covered on a higher levels of health promoters like lifestyle magazine or YouTube channel.

Willing to transform your life, and want to look 10 years younger, go ahead and get your copy from Amazon/Kindle.

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