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That Sugar Film

Sweet and deadly

Most of us have grown up to love sweet things even though it’s impossible to eat sugar by itself. But now in this new age of information, the advertisers and the corporations they represent encourage us to consume as much sugar as possible but on the other hand modern medicine is saying that sugar makes us fat, rots teeth, causes diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

What to believe?

In the early history of European sugar consumption, sugary foods and drinks became the new fad but sugar also fuelled industry or should we say trade and corporate greed? The plantations that grew sugar for European consumption were located in the Caribbean. The trading

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Our Sweet Downfall

Loss of health, delusion and addiction

Spare your body – sweet pleasure undermines health and the ability to enjoy life

Our love affair with sweets began when our parents used them as panaceas and bribes. When combined with untruths the result is often behavioural deviance.

One cannot categorically state that sugar is the root cause of all deviant behaviour, however it is a significant factor. The consumption of sugar as sweets gives a boost of sensory delight and energy that is addictive.

Food manufacturers know this and add sugar to most processed foods to keep people consuming their products.

Many of us as children were introduced to sweets and many of us continually pushed the margins for sweet rewards.

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Oh McCain's

McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd

The originally Canadian company McCain’s processes and sells frozen foods in Australasia and they have the motto, “oh McCain’s, you’ve done it again” implying that they’ve done something really wonderful. In terms of frozen vegetables this company is pretty much a household name so the other day I bought a packet of their frozen vegetables.

The supermarket chiller is full of many brands and because it was a familiar brand, I selected a bag of McCain’s frozen greens. My gaze didn’t take me much beyond the title, after all, veggies are veggies and later after preparing a meal, we sat down to eat. But the taste of McCain’s mixed vegetables proved to be so incredibly

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Diabetes

A lifestyle disease

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the Western world affecting an increasingly larger percentage of the population. It’s primarily a lifestyle disease caused by compulsive eating of processed foods, excessive sugar, alcohol and a lack of exercise, it’s not contagious, but hereditary factors can cause diabetes to occur within family groups.

Other causes include depression, ignorance about how to live well and the non availability of healthy foods. People who are depressed exacerbate their problems by eating instead of having a healthy social interaction. In today’s world, there is little or no education about healthy food choices and even when there is, healthy foods are not available in the poorest neighbourhoods. Where

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