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The truth about Sugar in diets

Posted 11-27-2009 at 03:41 PM by Mitchi

Yes, I realize that this is an extremely long at 90 minutes, but bear with it, this video has a lot of good points about why there's such a high obesity rate in America (and countries that have adopted the modern American eating habits) as opposed to other countries that do not have a culture as saturated with fast food.

Really makes one want to rethink their Eating habits @_@

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  1. Mitchi's Avatar
    UB needs to change the setting so we can edit our oen entries.

    Adding on a little:

    Huge thanks to Ethane for showing me this vid. I cannot believe I forgot to put that in here.
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 03:48 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  2. Sandrie's Avatar
    Wow, 90 minute movie on youtube o_o I don't think I have time right now to watch that @_@

    Oh and Mitchi, can I use/borrow that UncleBob picture for my loldanmakufu? It'd be a cool cut in ;_;
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 04:44 PM by Sandrie Sandrie is offline
  3. Mitchi's Avatar
    Feel free 8D

    I don't think UB himself will care anyways.
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 04:54 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  4. Griever's Avatar
    Did anyone actually think sugar was good for you? O_o

    Whenever you find a new cheaper way to do something that negatively affects the publics health, profit takes priority over the people's health.

    A large portion of Americans are still stupid and naive enough to believe milk is good for them.

    Sugar is just another nasty little thorn in the gradual decline of overall American health.

    This video reminds me of Stevia (a completely natural [read: plant] no-calorie sweetener.) For some strange reason our government is JUST beginning to approve Stevia as a no-calorie sweetener after banning it in the 90s as a "supplement," but still let those abominations to humanity (Sucralose/Splenda and Aspartame/Equal) be served in every diner and Starbucks.
    (The Mexicans and Japanese have been using it for centuries.) However, the sugar companies know if Stevia was to make it on the mainstream marketplace, the proverbial carpet would be pulled out from underneath their feet.
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 07:17 PM by Griever Griever is offline
  5. Mitchi's Avatar
    What bugs me about Aspartame is that there's a lot of shady work that went on when it was being approved. For god's sake it turns into Formaldehyde in your body. It doesn't even taste good so why the hell do people eat/drink things with Aspartame in it.

    Hell, when something has it, it says WARNING on it, but that's under the ingredients list.
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 07:44 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  6. 7hatGuy's Avatar
    Greedy profit grubbing people. If it can do the same job for cheaper or make people want more of it they're gonna use it more often then not...
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 07:51 PM by 7hatGuy 7hatGuy is offline
  7. Mitchi's Avatar
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    Greedy profit grubbing people. If it can do the same job for cheaper or make people want more of it they're gonna use it more often then not...
    Well it's that, and the fact that in the 80's, there were people that were all like "Nuuuu don't eat fat its bad" So a lot of companies took the fat out.

    Here's the problem with that though: Fat generally = flavor, so they pumped it full of fake sure to make it taste better, and thus it started getting pumped into EVERYTHING.

    mostly because yeah, it's cheap.
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 08:49 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  8. Griever's Avatar
    Then again, it's up to the individual to be proactive with their health. Can we really rely on the government to take care of us? Is it even their responsibility?

    Example: I was always taught that milk is good for you and whatnot. tl;dr it's not. If I hadn't done the necessary research I would probably still be drinking it. I know the dangers and I choose not to drink milk for those reasons.

    But there's people that know smoking is bad for you and yet continue to do it. Would it make a difference if people knew the health implications of everything they ate/drank/whatever?
    Would our eating habits really change if people were more aware of stuff like HFCS/sugar intake/milk/etc. etc.?
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 09:08 PM by Griever Griever is offline
  9. Mitchi's Avatar
    Biggest reason for posting this is because the best way to help people learn to eat responsibly is to inform them about the bad things so they can at least do research for themselves.

    And by doing that, they can make better choices.
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    Posted 11-27-2009 at 09:36 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
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