Sugar consumption, especially from sugary drinks, is the single largest and preventable contributor to the global epidemic of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and unhealthy weight gain.
Fructose is the part of “sugar” that is the culprit. Fructose in liquid form is worse! Fructose is metabolized by the liver. With repeated exposures, it causes fatty liver, high insulin, insulin resistance, excessive fat storage, and leptin resistance. We call this metabolic syndrome. Our brain is tricked into believing our body is starving. Hence, we eat more and exercise less.
It’s a complicated, but important story: Sugar MADNESS is a memory aid to learning about sugar, metabolic syndrome, and what to do about it.
Sugar overconsumption, especially from sugary drinks
- Metabolic syndrome
- Addictive potential of sugar
- Disorder of fat (energy) storage
- Stress reduction
- Sleep and exercise
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