“Sugar is now found in 80 per cent of the food we eat, but with the constant confusion over its effects … I feel like I need some definitive answers,” says Damon Gameau in the trailer (below) for his new documentary, That Sugar Film. Now for the scary part…

The Hidden Sugars in "Healthy Foods" Gave This Man Fatty Liver Disease

I’ve written numerous times about the impact diet can have on our health, highlighting how junk food can be as addictive as heroin and how much impact just one month’s food can have on our health. I think many people recognise that eating junk food can make us sick, but what about so called “health foods” and some of the new nutrition kids on the block?

That Sugar Film follows Damon Gameau, perhaps best known for his role as a Scottish drug mule in the second season of Underbelly, as he spends two months eating so-called ‘healthy’ foods.

Prior to filming Damon had eaten a diet free from refined sugars for 3 years. He decided to experiment and reintroduced sugar to his diet, but ONLY through HIDDEN SUGARS in foods associated with being healthy!

Damon quickly discovered that appearances can be deceiving. Are packaged health foods truly healthy? The difficulties faced by Damon, such as fatty liver disease and mental instability, suggest otherwise.

“Parents thinking they are doing the right thing”

The Hidden Sugars in "Healthy Foods" Gave This Man Fatty Liver Disease

“I had no soft drink, chocolate, ice cream or confectionary,” Damon told Sunrise Australia adding, “All the sugars I was eating were found in perceived healthy foods, so low-fat yoghurts and muesli bars, cereals, fruit juices, sports drinks. These kind of things that quite often parents will give their kids thinking they are doing the right thing and they are probably not aware that they are full of hidden sugars and there having all sorts of consequences physically, I think more importantly, mentally as well.”

The full documentary is due to be released in March 2015. Jamie Oliver is already describing it as “a definite must-see” and from what I’ve seen so far, I completely agree!

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