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#Review: Sugar by Damayanti Datta

Author: Damayanti Datta
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Rating: 4/5

This one book piqued my interest because of its title. A victim of sweet-tooth, I have often wondered why the craving for everything sweet seems like an endless chasm. Moreover, it’s all the more difficult to come out of that chasm! Hence, this book, even though it hasn’t been helpful enough to pull me out of this habit yet, seems quite useful in understanding how harmful sugar is for the holistic well-being of any individual.

Well-researched and well-explained, this book traces the historical and cultural significance of sugar and its various forms that entice the eaters all around the world. Specifically in India, the misplaced concept of undernutrition and overnutrition co-exist and that propels the people, in general, to indulge in an unhealthy diet. Sugar: The Silent Killer merges science, history and culture to understand our association with sugar and how the latter finds its way into our systems in different forms. There are solutions to avoid its addiction too but that’s a far cry because not everyone is capable enough to let it go. Hence, this book offers insight into the real culprit’s dungeon and how sugar aims at tarring the functioning of the gut. Sadly, this is not the only book that explores sugar and its ways around our lives!

An interesting read for sure!

Buy this book here: Amazon

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