Are There Any Healthy Sugars And Sweeteners?

As hunter-gatherers, we ate the equivalent of only 20 teaspoons of sugar a year. Today, we eat over 150 pounds per year per person, or half a pound per day. The average school kid eats 34 teaspoons of sugar a day. Many supermarkets and health-food stores now carry many sneaky sources of sugar disguised in unrecognizable ingredients and so-called “healthy” foods that contain as much—if not more—sugar than their regular versions. In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking all about sugar and sweeteners. I discuss how sugar can dramatically alter your metabolism and brain chemistry, causing you to suffer intense cravings, how quitting sugar can rapidly improve your health, the different types of sugars, and what sugars we should absolutely stay away from.

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