When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. This TED-Ed Lesson explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.
A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. John Yudkin, first proving that sugar was bad for our health, was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry. Some very topical and fascinating food, nutrition, health, science history...
Dr Robert Lustig, the American pediatric endocrinologist who is now famous as "Mr Anti-Sugar", says he would rather be viewed as the "anti-processed food guy", since sugar — while his biggest concern — is just one of a number of ills he sees in the modern American diet. He's recently lauched a new book, , and discussed his concerns and new book in convesation with The New York Times...
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