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Book Review: Added Sugars – The Slow Poison by Srividya B

Added Sugars – the Slow Poison is another masterpiece on personal health and fitness from the author! This is my second book from the author. Like her previous book (20 Healthy Foods for Weight Loss), this too is great in its scope.

This book brings us the knowledge of added and refined sugars in our day-to-day life. Earlier we studied about added and refined fats, this time it’s about added sugars that are prevalent in the market in canned and processed foods and beverages. Before the actual content of the book commences, we get the reasons why added sugar has become a part of our life’s deception. We are eating to die slowly. Why? Added sugar is a boon for brands to sell false dreams to our children and adults.

The book pragmatically works on the negative effects that added sugars bring in our lives like slow poison. It causes fatty liver, insulin resistance, and type-2 diabetes and so on.

After explaining the length and breadth of all types of sugars, the book also (on a positive note) introduces advantages of natural sweeteners/sugars. That part is glorious and I am sure such insights are not available for mass, even online. Though full of key takeaways, I will tag you some so that you can figure them out while shopping canned and processed food items.

Important Takeaways:

Avoid processed foods which contain ingredient names that are too long and difficult to pronounce.

Avoid all processed foods which contain HFCS, Agave syrup, Dextrose, and high ratio of fructose.

Always eat foods which contain natural sweeteners like honey, fresh fruits, dates, dried fruits, etc. Never miss fibre in your diet.

It’s a resourceful health book from the author who holds subject matter expertise in nutritive foods diet. She has done a tremendous work by simplifying the adverse scope of added sugars in our lives. You can read the book for personal transformation but can also keep it handy for time to time use. Go for it, quite a practical book from the health point of view. If you are perturbed for being a fatty person or have developed some diseases that are borne out of excess or bad sugars, pick this book and clarify your doubts and lead a healthy life like a knowledgeable food conscious person than a foodie maniac.

Buy the book from Amazon/Kindle.


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