This Month's Pick: Sugar ShockPosted on Jul, 2023
At SIMPLE Bars, our mission is to disrupt the sugar packed snack industry and there's no better way than to empower our community with knowledge about sugar. That's why we're committed to recommending insightful books each month to help you make healthier choices and stay informed.
"Sugar Shock" is an eye-opening guide that exposes the hidden sugar content in everyday foods and provides practical ways to cut back. The authors take you on a journey, from assessing your daily sugar intake to providing alternates for sugar-loaded foods. It's not just a book about the dangers of sugar; it's a tool aimed at fostering healthier dietary choices and leading a sugar-controlled lifestyle.
Six Main Takeaways of the Book
- Hidden Sugar Content: "Sugar Shock" reveals the startling amount of hidden sugars in our daily diet, emphasizing that added sugars are prevalent in many of the foods we consume daily.
- Decoding Food Labels: The book teaches you how to decipher often-misleading food labels, which frequently use inconspicuous terminology to camouflage sugar content.
- The Sweet Tooth Quiz: A standout feature of the book is the quiz that helps you determine your daily sugar intake. It's a valuable self-check tool for understanding and controlling your sugar consumption.
- Sugar Step-Down Plan: The book includes an easy-to-follow 7-Day Sugar Step-Down Plan, enabling a more manageable transition away from sugar dependence.
- 21-Day Sugar-Detox Meal Plan: For those ready to take the plunge, the book offers a complete 21-day meal plan. It's packed with nutritious meals and snacks that help you detox from sugar while still enjoying tasty food.
- Sugar Misconceptions: The book provides insight into the various types of sugar, including so-called natural sweeteners, debunking several misconceptions about sugar and helping make informed dietary choices.
About the Author
Carol Prager, Samantha Cassetty, and Valerie Goldstein are the brilliant minds behind "Sugar Shock". Prager, a seasoned writer with expertise in the health and cooking category, has teamed up with experienced nutritionists Cassetty and Goldstein to compile this illuminating guide. Their symbiotic collaboration brings together a blend of expert insights and practical tips, offering readers a comprehensive guide on the hidden sugars in our diets.