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Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by [Schaub, Eve]
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Length: 320 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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A confirmed sugar addict since childhood, Schaub was shocked to discover the role of sugar in an array of illnesses and the fact that sugar (mostly high fructose corn syrup) is an ingredient in nearly every American food product. She challenged her family (husband and two young daughters) to join her in a year of abstention from added sugar (everything from table sugar to molasses to fruit juice) and chronicled their trials and triumphs. Inspired by the research of Dr. Robert Lustig (Fat Chance), Schaub learned the connection between overconsumption of sugar and cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Her own research identified sugar in most school and restaurant meals and in surprising places on the store shelves, including sauces, dressings, soups, and breads. She debunks questionable nutritional advice, pokes fun at her own past experiments with health fads, and recalls the particular challenges of sweets-laden Halloween and Christmas. At the end of the year, the family was healthier, and they had accumulated a store of ideas and recipes (included in the book) to counter the craving for something sweet. --Vanessa Bush


"The diary I wish I had kept . . . the adventures of her family, the roadblocks they encountered, and the sheer daily difficulty of overcoming a national obsession." -From the foreword by David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison

Product details

  • File Size: 830 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1402295871
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (April 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IT6C2SU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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