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

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.

We’re doing everything we can to help people reverse this addiction that’s so deeply engraved in us by the food industry. So we’ve created a 7-day free program with Eric that helps you change your relationship with sugar.

Give it a try and let us know if it helped you in the comments below.

Annamaria Nagy

Annamaria Nagy

Annamaria is part of the Mindvalley team. Her purpose is to live a life of creation and self-expression through the arts of writing, speaking, and singing. Also, she believes in magic.

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