I am excited to announce that I have joined forces with the Canadian Cancer Society to help raise awareness of their Sugar-Free September Fund-Raising Initiative.
You can learn all you need to know about the initiative and taking part here
The premise is simple, give up adding sugar intake for the month of September and raise money for live saving cancer research.
The reality we face in this country is that many of us consume more calories than our body’s need, which can ultimately contribute to an unhealthy weight and an increased risk of certain chronic diseases, including certain types of cancer.
While sugar is from the sole cause of the health issues this country faces, we cannot deny that moderating the consumption of the discretionary foods that contain large amounts of added sugar is one of the many good steps we can take to help improve our overall dietary pattern.
As part of my role as an ambassador, I’ve written two articles directly related to the initiative.
The first article explains why I believe the exercise of removing added sugars from one’s diet for a limited period of time may be valuable, even though I don’t agree with demonizing or stigmatizing any one food or ingredient.
The second article identifies 8 healthy swaps you can make to cut back on added sugar & calories while enjoying more wholesome and nutritious foods that are equally delicious.
I sincerely hope you guys will consider taking part in this remarkable cause and use it as an opportunity to grasp a better understanding of your own dietary intake patterns.
Until next time,
Andy De Santis RD MPH