Added Sugar: What the Food Industry is Hiding from You

Added sugar is the absolute worst ingredient in the American diet. In the 2014 released documentary “Fed Up” experts team up to explain why everything we have been told about food and exercise for the last 30 years is wrong. The movie follows the process of childhood obesity and dives deeper than what meets the eye. As a population, American’s are quick to blame the obese person for their obesity, when this is not actually the problem. The problem is the food industry and the processed food that they are glorifying in order to sell, while providing little to no nutrients to our bodies.

In 2013, Hawaii adults were ranked the second lowest obesity rates in the country. (2) Hawaii’s children are also below the nation’s average with 27.4% of children being in the overweight or obese status according to the 2011/12 National Survey of Children’s Health. (3) At Oahu Spine and Rehab in Kailua we work with many chiropractic and physical therapy patients that are also suffering from obesity or being overweight which is why we implemented OSR Weight Management in order to help our patients with their overall health.

According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, when people eat too much sugar, it overloads the liver, which is forced to turn the sugar into fat. When you are eating foods with little to no nutrients, your body processes them immediately and turns the sugar into fat.

Source: Oahu Spine and Rehab
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