Tuesday, October 25, 2011

White desire - in English

I guess the equivalent in English to the recent Swedish book "White Desire" would be this one:

Suicide by Sugar

Here is the description of the book:

It is a dangerous, addictive white powder that can be found in abundance throughout this country. It is not illegal. In fact, it is available near playgrounds, schools, and workplaces. It is in practically everything we eat and drink, and once we are hooked on it, the cravings can be overwhelming. This white substance of abuse is sugar.

Over two decades ago, Nancy Appleton’s Lick the Sugar Habit exposed the health dangers of America’s high-sugar diet. Now, in Suicide by Sugar, Appleton, along with journalist G.N. Jacobs, presents a broader view of the problems caused by our favorite ingredient. The authors offer startling facts that link a range of disorders—from dementia and hypoglycemia to obesity and cancer—to our growing sugar addiction. Rounding out the book is a sound diet plan along with a number of recipes for sweet, easy-to prepare dishes—all made without sugar or fruit.

I was about to buy it but decided not to. I kind of get the message from having last summer watched Dr. Robert Lustig's 90 minutes lecture on "the bitter truth about sugar" (check the side bar) and having read "Wheat  Belly"...Instead I put my efforts into other dense reading - more in line with my main interests...remember, this is only a hobby...while cooking food for my family is basically about - staying alive.

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