CosBeauty Magazine #85

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CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The Breast Report - your guide to augmentation
- Put an end to bad hair days
- 24 hour makeup, products that last
- Sex appeal - do you have it?

feature

So, are we all junkies?

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the average American

consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, equating to an extra 350

calories. Scarily, these 22 mouthfuls of sweetness are easily consumed –

added sugar is difficult to avoid.

Gillespie claims food manufacturers are taking advantage of our

collective sugar addiction and are ‘lacing’ non-sweet products – such

as bread, sauces, soups and cereals – with the poison to ensure we stay

hooked. And he’s not alone in this thinking.

Dr Robert Lustig, a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of

California-San Francisco and author of the book Fat Chance: The Hidden

Truth About Sugar, says the food industry is purposefully sweetening up

our diets.

‘The food industry has made sugar into a diet staple because they know

when they do, you buy more,’ he told The Guardian in 2013. ‘This is their

hook. If some unscrupulous cereal manufacturer went out and laced your

breakfast cereal with morphine to get you to buy more, what would you

think of that? They do it with sugar instead.’

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