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Did you know that sugar is addictive?

Sugar is ubiquitous in the modern day grocery store. It’s in cereals, crackers, cookies, chips, soda, juice, milk, fruit, and even vegetables. It’s gotten to the point that we need to try really hard to think of alternative low-sugar snacks! Added sugars are undeniably more dangerous than natural sugars, but what is the difference between the two and why exactly is sugar bad? The below video offers an engaging exploration of sugar, its effect on our brain, and why it can be so addictive. Historically, there was a time and place for this sugar addiction, but in today’s sugar-abundant environment–”too much, too often and things can go into overdrive.”

Dr. Peter McIlveen