BOOK OF THE WEEK: THAT SUGAR BOOK

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Recently, it seems as though every day we hear that a particular food is good for you, and then the next day, it’s not. That Sugar Book explodes this debate– it takes on purportedly healthy foods and reveals just how much sugar is added to that crunchy granola you’re eating every morning.

The book is based on a film of the same name in which Damon Gameau undertakes a ‘Supersize Me’ style experiment along with help from Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry. For 60 days he consumes 40 teaspoons of sugar (the average daily sugar intake in Australia), but not from the usual suspects– candy bars, sweets, cake, or ice cream. Instead, the sugar comes from granola, yogurt, and other foods commonly considered to be good for you.Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.47.31 PM

The results are shocking. Damon makes us realize the damage we unknowingly do to ourselves and our families when we make poor food choices, and shows us how to make it right. Included are a number of sugar-free recipes to help wean us all off of the white stuff to improve our bodies and brains.

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.47.41 PMFast paced, informative and full of zippy graphics, That Sugar Book is a fun and accessible take down of the food industry for anyone interested in truly improving their health. It’s free of the condescension and pretension typically associated with diet books, nor do the recipes call for ingredients you need a degree to pronounce and a specialized grocery store nearby to procure.

Damon has already been on the Today Show, MSNBC and has done a whirlwind of Canadian media including Chum FM, CTV, The Globe and Mail and the National Post. It’s a hot topic, and retailing at a great price point: $28.99.

Books that take on specific and supposedly healthy foods have taken the spotlight in the past few years. Wheat Belly was a huge smash, and now that we have our gluten intake under control, it’s time to turn out attention to hidden sugars. Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.48.08 PM

Pan Macmillan

9781447299714

Cooking/ Health & Healing/ Diabetic & Sugar-Free

Available now!

Paperback, $28.99

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