Are You Fed Up?

David and I are really looking forward to this documentary (Fed Up) coming out on DVD/Blu Ray. It will be released Tuesday, September 9! You can even pre-order it. The biggest dietary change we’ve made since David was diagnosed with cancer is avoiding processed/added sugar. We eat natural sugars, but do not eat refined sugar and/or processed food. When you start looking at the nutrition facts on food items, it is terrifying how much added sugar foods have. Sugar hides places you wouldn’t expect–from tonic water to beef jerky..it’s in almost everything. Please join us in watching this documentary. For a sneak peek, here’s the trailer.

Cheers to reducing America’s sugar intake!

 

 

2 Comments on Are You Fed Up?

  1. marie
    November 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    hey there!! having 2 boys with nut allergies I still make our own granola! My variation is minus all nut products and add in ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds, dates, cranberries…I also use natural maple syrup and agave nectar to sweeten with a splash of vanilla. Not sure if this is all refined free, but would love your thoughts!!!! my boys and I love it and hope it is healthy, I try

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    • Lilla
      Lilla
      November 3, 2014 at 6:08 am

      Hi Marie,
      Thanks for your comment…that’s a great idea for those who need to avoid nuts! You could add pumpkin seeds (if you haven’t tried those before!) There is mixed research on agave nectar. I used it a bunch the first 6 months that David was diagnosed, but have switched to raw organic honey. It’s less processed and more natural…so I feel better about it. I will occasionally use organic maple syrup to sweeten things as well. The biggest change I make to any recipe I try is to reduce the amount of sweetener (even if it’s honey). I start by reducing it by 1/4 of the amount and usually end up using about 1/2 of the sweetener called for. I’ve found that the recipes are still PLENTY sweet! Making your own granola is a great way to provide a healthy snack! Great job!

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