NUTRITION HOW’S #14: HOW TO CUT SUGAR? Sugar made up of glucose and fructose is one of the major causes of the worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes as it has increased in hidden forms in modern diets over the last 50 years.

NUTRITION HOW’S #14: HOW TO CUT SUGAR? Sugar made up of glucose and fructose is one of the major causes of the worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes as it has increased in hidden forms in modern diets over the last 50 years. It has the taste everyone loves, because it is in our genes to love sweet fruits that provide calories, fiber, vitamin C and other antioxidant Phytonutrients. The same reward center our brains activate after exposure to drugs like cocaine or after pleasurable activities is activated by sugar. A major culprit has been soft drinks with an amazing 9 teaspoons or 37.5 grams of sugar in every 8 ounce serving as high fructose corn syrup or sugar which are similar chemically providing about 150 Calories per serving. Sugar is found in sweet treats but also in places you would not suspect like ketchup, hamburger buns, and pizza. Once the food industry discovered that sugar-sweetened foods were habit-forming and even addictive in so-called “super users”, they added it into foods whenever it was possible from chocolate bars to cereals and foods you would never suspect contained sugar. So read labels! There are 61 different ways to include sugar as honey, dates, dried apple, pear, dextrose, etc. Sugar is not a poison and is needed when you exercise in the form of a Sports Drink that rapidly delivers sugar with minerals called electrolytes. Sugar helps transport electrolytes like sodium into your body so sugar is not always bad. Just be aware and check it out as we make 200 mostly unconscious food choices every day!! #drdavidheber #sugar #insulin #fat #weightlossjourney to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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