CBC’s investigative newscast The Fifth Estate did a piece recently called “The Secrets of Sugar.” While traditional health and diet media and literature talk frequently about the effects of fat and sodium on our bodies, there is a small yet growing body of literature on the effects of sugar. One of the small problems with gauging how much sugar we are ingesting is that it is buried in the production of our food, so when we look at the labels the amount listed isn’t always accurate.
The documentary includes interviews with medical researchers who are linking sugar to not only climbing obesity rates across the world, but also a string of serious diseases including heart disease, numerous forms of cancer, and even Alzheimer’s.
Watch it here:
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