A reader sent me a link to this documentary produced by the CBC in Canada. It’s 45 minutes long, but well worth it.
I only have a few complaints:
1. Despite all the recent research, a couple of the doctors interviewed just can’t help themselves: they still have to lump fat and sugar together, as if they’re equally to blame for bad health. They should know better by now.
2. The narrator mentions fruits, vegetables and grains as part of a healthy diet. Head. Bang. On. Desk. There’s nothing health-promoting about grains.
3. Since there’s a problem, then by gosh, we need a government solution, at least according to the producers. No, we don’t. We just need to educate people about what sugar does to their health. If they still want to eat the stuff, that’s their business. All those fat-free foods that hit the market during the anti-fat hysteria of the 1980s and 1990s were the result of consumer demand, not government regulations.
Let me know what you think.