‘Fed up’ with Sugar
As we sip on our 20-oz bottle of soda, there's an advocacy entourage wanting to figuratively bat it away from our hands. Fed Up is a documentary streaming on Netflix and has been the hub of controversy ever since it dropped. Why? It's simple. They convey a strong message that unhealthy processed foods saturated with sugar is what's deeply connected to the obesity issue in our country. And they show how embedded the government is intertwined with some in the food industry that have contributed to the years of waistline growth. Just like the title depicts, they're fed up. For good reason. Here's why.
Statistically speaking, facts are shared in the documentary and can be easily seen on their website. Here's one of them:
In the United States, it is estimated that 93 Million Americans are affected by obesity."
The biggest culprit they're after is sugar.
A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains the equivalent of approximately 17 teaspoons of sugar.
They pose a food challenge to reduce sugar intake. If you're not sure how much sugar you consume, here's what you can do:
KEEP A FOOD LOG FOR A WEEK
- Each person can keep a weekly food log, noting not only which items they have eaten, but also how much sugar is in each.
- Each person can brainstorm and list ideas of how to improve their food intake to reduce the daily amount of sugar in their diets.
Now that you've tracked how my sugar you consume, think you'll do the challenge? Click the image below for more details.