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The Bitter Truth About Sugar: How The Food Industry Got Us Addicted And How To Break Free From It

by Annamaria Nagy September 20, 2018

We all know sugar is the single worst thing for our health in our modern diet. But you might be surprised at how sneaky it is.

In this video, Eric Edmeades, author of Mindvalley’s WildFit Quest shows the shocking evidence on how sugar turns up its head in the most unexpected places and lands on our plate.

About The Video


Sugar is the culprit for a large number of our modern health problems. It can cause depression, fatigue, and obesity, it makes us age faster, it damages our sex drive, and the list goes all the way to the risk of cancer.

It’s taking a toll on our wellbeing.

There is sugar in almost everything and studies show that it’s actually more addictive than cocaine. It’s scary how much we have lost control over it — without even knowing.

Just to give you an idea, the World Health Organization’s recommendation is not more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day — but the average American consumes 8 times that quantity.

Because those 6 spoons mostly come from natural sources of sugar like fruits and vegetables and if we consume them with moderation there’s nothing to worry about. But the thing is that our overconsumption comes mainly from:

  • sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas, energy drinks, and canned teas (37.1%)
  • grain-based desserts as cookies, cakes, pastries, and cereal bars (13.7%)
  • fruit drinks (8.9%)
  • dairy desserts (6.1%)
  • and candy (5.8%)

And what most people don’t know is that this addiction doesn’t just come from an occasional piece of cake. It comes from food with a hidden sugar content we don’t even know about.

Eric Edmeades explains the bitter truth in the video above. To give you an idea, here’s a list of the 60 different types of sugar he mentions in the video:

60 names for sugar

You see, sugar addiction is a silent killer. And we’re not saying this to scare you but because we believe that if we consciously put our awareness to the problem, we can reverse this epidemic.

If we can cut just 70% of the sugar in our diet by paying attention to food labels and our sugar cravings, we can get closer to that 6 spoons and decrease our risk of falling victim to those nasty health problems.

Breaking up with sugar is honestly the best thing you can do to live healthier today and to live longer in the future.


Join Eric Edmeades’s Free Masterclass and discover the truth on how food can boost your immune system: reclaim your health and correct your weight, naturally.


In this Masterclass, you will:

✅ Learn the true definition of the word ‘diet’. When you understand this simple fact you’ll realize why most diets don’t work and what you should do instead to reclaim your health and correct your weight.

✅ Discover how Vishen Lakhiani got slimmer, fitter, and stronger in his 40s than he was at 27, in just 8 weeks — without changing his exercise routine or calorie restriction diets.

✅ Learn the simple science behind why we eat what we eat, and a powerful-yet-simple trick to curb your cravings and rewire your brain to eat healthy.

Register Now To Experience A Life-Changing Transformation Of Your Health & Fitness!

by Annamaria Nagy
Annamaria is part of the Mindvalley team. A writer and storyteller who inspires change through the transformative power of stories. Her purpose is to speak life into people and guide visionary leaders to express their unique, authentic selves to the world through her brand, The Inspioneer.

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