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Discover the hidden secret to sugar with Dr. Robert Lustig
September 5th 2014
Dr. Lustig’s 'Fat Chance' reveals the many lows of our sweetest food high
With busy schedules and hectic days, it’s no surprise our plates are often more jam-packed with unhealthy ingredients than our diares are with dates. Enter Dr. Robert Lustig with his myth-busting marvel Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth about Sugar, Obesity and Disease, the book that’s set to revolutionise the way we see sugar for the rest of our dieting days.
A ‘who’s who’ (or rather, what’s what) of sugar, Fat Chance dishes the dirt on the various ways in which sugar is disguised in our foods - from Glucose and Corn syrup to Galactose and Maltodextrin - if it’s sugar, Dr. Lustig will name and shame. The book also contains a handy guide on how to avoid these hidden sugars, a ‘real versus processed’ shopping list and a section on how to survive a restaurant.
Covering everything from food addiction to the science behind a fat cell, Fat Chance is a comprehensive fact file on all the hidden secrets of sugar. As well as dishing the dirt on our favourite (or ex-favourite) sweet treat, Dr. Lustig also gives us the low-down on some of our best-known and most popular diets, never straying far from his mantra that real food is inherently good food, and that processing makes food bad. Whether you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds or after a complete body-overhaul, Fat Chance is a must-read for sugar junkies and sceptics alike.
Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth about Sugar, Obesity and Disease (Fourth Estate) by Dr. Robert Lustig, £8.99, available to buy online