Is sugar toxic? What are the health effects of sugar – is it causing a public health crisis? That’s what Dr. Robert Lustig believes. And new research from top institutions is backing this up. Sugar – at least in the way we consume it today – is a toxin, and leading to numerous health problems that are some of our country’s top killers, like heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Lustig was recently interviewed by CBS 60 Minutes on an episode titled Is Sugar Toxic? You can watch below.
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Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of Sugar
Did you realize that sugar is addictive in a similar manner to cocaine? Neuroscientist Eric Steiss explained how you similarly develop a resistance to it, causing you to eat more to feel the same satisfaction. Result? Obesity – and disease!
Is sugar toxic? It appears that the health effects of sugar can be devastating. Have you tried eliminating sugar from your diet? I’d love to hear of your struggles and/or successes below.