THE BARBARIC HISTORY OF SUGAR
The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.
–Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
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SUGAR AND HEART DISEASE
Eating too much added sugar increases the risk of dying with heart disease.
–Julie Corliss, Executive Editor of Harvard Heart Letter.
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Take the Say NO to “Sugar Pledge”
The cumulative research evidence demonstrates that excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. At GrassROOTS we are devoted to promoting wellness by helping our community members eat healthier and moving more as well as sharing their knowledge with each other. In so doing we hope to reduce the incidences of obesity and optimizing well-being. For these reasons, we ask that community members reduce or eliminate artificial sugars from their daily diets. Instead, we ask that community members choose healthy, natural sugars from fruits.
We ask that you take the Sugar Pledge today and AVOID and/or LIMIT the following:
- Fruit juices (high fructose)
- White breads, Irish potatoes, white rice
- Fried foods
We ask that CHOOSE the following things:
- Plant-based meals
- Hot breakfast with protein and vegetables
- Fresh Fruits
- A vegetable at each meal (if possible, dark leafy greens)
- Nuts (if not allergic)
- Lean proteins (93% lean ground beef, chicken, fish, London broil, top round)
- Whole grain snacks
Start date: July 6
End date: July 31st
Winners will be selected based on FB and IG posts that tag GrassROOTS and use the hashtag #GCFSugarPledge
Bonus credit given for those who add physical activity
Grand prize winner: $125 gift card and GrassROOTS tee.
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