Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge

Turning the Tables on Processed Food

DVD - 2014
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Dr. Lustig explains that the problem is the quality and not the quantity of food people eat. The real culprit is processed food, loaded with added sugar and stripped of its natural fiber and nutrients. He is leading the groundswell to expose the high sugar content in processed food, and the dangers and costs to our health.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] :, PBS Distribution,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781627891820
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.1963 Sweet
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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Gina_Vee Jul 24, 2018

This video I'd place right alongside Food Inc. and Forks Over Knives. It explains in more detail what processed foods do to our bodies and really makes you think about what you're consuming when you pick up that can of soda, or even that container of orange juice.

Jan 02, 2016

Don't eat process food with lots of sugar.

Apr 04, 2015

A quick reminder that not all calories are equal in human consumption, and that processed foods, particularly those loaded with sugar, are the main culprit for the world's diabetic II epidemic.

jesking Feb 15, 2015

Uhm...I'm not sure who funded this one. Most of it is common knowledge for anyone paying attention to our food supply. Most useful thing I learned was that the reason juice is so bad (even no sugar added) is because it's missing the fiber fruit has. The doctor continues to say "It's not your fault." which feels a little brainwashingish. Sugar is the enemy - but I wish this would have gone into it a little more scientifically or told us exactly what to look for because fructose, sucrose and sugar in the first 3 ingredients.


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Apr 04, 2015

Source: http://ww2.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/08/06/sweet-revenge-dr-robert-lustig-explains-how-to-cut-sugar-lose-weight-and-turn-the-tables-on-processed-foods/


Drink your calories. Avoid soda, sports drinks and juice
Shop hungry—it leads to poor food choices
Eat anything with “partially hydrogenated” in the ingredient list. That means it contains trans fat, which our bodies can’t metabolize and ends up lining our arteries.
Buy anything that has sugar as one of the first three ingredients
Eat corn fed beef or farmed fish. Corn oil contains omega 6 fatty acids, which lead to inflammation
Buy processed food. “If it comes with a label,” says Lustig, “think of it as a warning label.”

Apr 04, 2015

Lustig’s Dos and Don’ts


Shop the edges of the store, not aisles for real food
Eat more omega-3 fatty acids, found in wild fish and flax
Eat fruit as dessert, and if you’re craving cookies or cake, make your own
Increase consumption of micronutrients, the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables
Up your fiber intake. Fiber protects your liver from sugar, says Lustig, and keeps you from overeating.
Eat more whole grains like farro, quinoa, steel-cut oats, hulled barley or brown rice


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