An investigative piece by Emma Deangela, dietician, shows how lobbying by food industry manipulates consumers. We at Herbally Radiant promote healthy lifestyle – balanced diet and natural skin care products and advise customers that excessive sugar impacts on skin and speeds up aging of it. Unfortunately, sugar has been shown to be more addictive than cocaine.
The Sugar lobby planned to change the public opinion of sugar through industry-funded research in 1964, when increasing studies were finding solid connections between sugar and heart disease. The plan was “to refute (our) detractors,” and “diminish negative views of sugar” by pointing to another source – fats and cholesterol – as the main cause of heart disease.
The sugar lobby paid $ 50,000 to review selected articles that condemned fats and cholesterol. When examining the studies naming sugar as the main culprit for heart disease, the researchers would in certain ways but questioning saturated fats, the researchers would praise the format of the study.
The article highlights how Dr. Hegsted, who became head of the nutrition at the USDA helped draft dietary guidelines recommended by the federal government. His relationship with the sugar industry executives was widely known.
In 2015, Coca-Cola paid millions to minimize any connection between their sugar-filled drinks and current obesity trends. In June’16, a trade association, representing three major candy companies funded a research study that claimed that children who ate more candy weighed less overall than those who didn’t!
Sugar is necessary to a certain degree, but not in the amounts that are typically consumed in a Western diet. Only when sugars and fats are consumed in right amounts, will the heart disease will begin to decline.
Herbally Radiant comes across “new studies” frequently that are inspired and funded by cosmetic firms to promote their products. The customers need to be aware of facts, and not be manipulated by unverifiable claims of the marketers.