Thursday, 13 August 2015

Dat Suger Film

It's been described as the sugar version of Supersize Me... and that's fairly accurate.

What effect does sugar have on our bodies? Clearly to answer that you go from no sugar to a complete sugar diet. Well, actually, and this is part of the point, Damon goes to "healthy" foods that contain a lot of hidden sugar. (Particularly Fructose.) Predictably... it's bad for him. He also visits an Aboriginal town and pops over to America, and talks to people who agree with him that sugar is bad. And one person who disagrees with that that the film shows is just as guilty as any smoking stooge.

Yeah, this movie is rather biased. Not that surprising, and neither is the fact that a lot of it is true. Sugar is bad for us in doses, and we aren't doing anything about that but grabbing another spoonful. I like to think I've cut out a lot of sugar in my own life, but I could easily do far more in that area.

This film is basically as you'd expect.



Jet Simian said...

Sounds pretty sobering. Any info on what kinds of sugars are better i.e. is it complex sugars that are harder for the body to process, or are they all bad?

Jamas Enright said...

Fructose is the "evil" type of sugar. There's a segment with Stephen Fry in the film that explains the type of sugar, and that's the one that's in everything to make everything sweet to our taste.

Peter A said...

Bugger. Had assumed that fructose being relatively simple meant it was pretty harmless. Cue the QI klaxon... :(