What if sugar were keeping you from living your best life?
We’re not just talking about kids bouncing off the wall from Pixie Stix. It’s about the sugar that’s all around us, often added to foods we think of as healthy — over 80 percent of the products on supermarket shelves contain added sugars. Could it all have a role to play not just in our deteriorating physical wellbeing, but also our mental health?
The research into the extent of excessive sugar’s role in our health is ongoing, but filmmaker Damon Gameau went looking for his own answers by giving himself the Morgan Spurlock treatment in the new documentary, “That Sugar Film.”
But he didn’t live on ice cream and soft drinks for two months — he ate the foods we commonly think of as “healthy” like yogurt, canned vegetable soup, juice, dried fruit and cereal, but which contain hidden sugars. The goal: 40 teaspoons a day, the average among Gameau's native Australia.