Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat
In June 2014, I went on a 10 day No Sugar Challenge and wrote about it in this post. Though I haven’t gone back to consuming the amount of sugar I did before the challenge, I still like foods made with white flour and sugar and eat more that I probably should for optimal health.
However, reading Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat, changed my view of sugar and made it less appealing. Before reading this book, I knew that consuming too much sugar caused diabetes. What I learned, though, is that sugar (particularly fructose) also causes increased trigylcerides, elevated LDL cholesterol levels and weight gain. I also learned why we can continue eating sugar without felling full and why we like the sweet stuff so much.
If you’re looking to make a healthy change in 2016, reading Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat might be the place to start.