Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sugar: Who Needs It?

A friend sent me this video last week, and watching it was pretty scary because I could see myself being like one of these women someday...and I don't want to be either!

It's a spoof on the commercials expressing how high-frutose corn syrup really isn't bad for us at all, not any more than real sugar.  To the uneducated ear, it makes a perfectly sound argument.  But the truth is, even if is was the same as real sugar, we still don't need it in our diets because we don't need that much sugar.


We need glucose.  Glucose is a naturally-occuring sugar in fruits and vegetables that is necessary for energy and balanced nutrition.  But we do not need added sugar in our diets.  I promise.  I swear to you on a stack of apples that you can absolutely stop drinking sugar, putting sugar on your cereal, baking with as much sugar, or tricking yourself into thinking that because it is expensive or fancy-sounding it's an okay sugar.  Agave is sugar. Honey is sugar. Sugar in the Raw is sugar.  And sugar don't like you.

If you don't believe me, read what some scientists said about it.

And then, test your sugar IQ with this quiz.

And then cut out the sugar.

Bye, sugar!


Ellen said...

Love the embedded video!

" ...because high fructose corn syrup is healthy enough..."

And, of course, the end of the video showing the daughter who has outgrown the cute sweater worn by snarky mom--priceless!

I've been sharing this video with many friends and family. Thanks!

The (not so) Reluctant Athlete said...

I know, I was so afraid when I was watching it because I was thinking, " I like that???" and then I just busted out laughing.

Karen Thurston Chavez said...

ROFL! That was an awesome video. Sadly, I bombed on the sugar quiz. :-( Only got half right. Sigh.