For everyone with a New Year’s resolution to cut back on sugar, there are several items in Cobb County libraries about sugar and sweeteners as health concerns. The items include suggested strategies for reducing sugar consumption and critical overviews of sugar and sweeteners as common ingredients in processed foods.
Items in the library’s Adult Collection on health effects of sugar include:
Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies by Dan DeFigio. This book offers strategies for a “nutrition makeover” with information on nutrition, recipes, exercise programs, and more.
Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve O. Schaub. It’s also in the library’s e-book collection. From Book List: “A confirmed sugar addict since childhood, Schaub was shocked to discover the role of sugar in an array of illnesses and the fact that sugar (mostly high fructose corn syrup) is an ingredient in nearly every American food product. She challenged her family (her husband and two young daughters) to join her in a year of abstention from added sugar (everything from table sugar to molasses to fruit juice) and chronicled their trails and triumphs.”
Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease by Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist and popular sugar critic.
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan. Rule #60: “Treat treats as treats.”
E-Library: A variety of health-related publications and articles are available in the E-Library of the Cobb County Public Library System, such as full digital magazines in Zinio and the Health & Wellness Resource Center from Gale.