A Thumbs Down Book Review
By H. Leighton Steward, MD, et al
Review by Sally Fallon
The three MD’s who authored Sugar Busters have discovered that sugar is bad, but haven’t learned about all the other horrendous things that have happened to the American food supply.
Sugar contributes to disease, they say, sugar makes us gain weight and we should avoid it. So far so good. But turning to the meal plan we find a bewildering array of processed and denatured foods: High-glycemic whole grain extruded cereals like Whole Grain Oat Cheerios and Shredded Wheat ‘N Bran; reduced fat triscuits; lowfat milk products; lite mayonnaise; and MSG-laden Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet browning sauce and canned chicken broth.
Reduce saturated fats, they advise, but fail to mention the problems of trans fatty acids.
Diet drinks containing neurotoxic aspartame are fine, according to the writers.
This book is a good example of that old saying: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.