Are There Any Healthy Sugars And Sweeteners?

Episode 652 39m


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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Narrator: Coming up on this episode of the Doctor's Farmacy. Dr. Mark Hyman: It's not the sugar that you add to your food that's the problem. It's the sugar that's added by corporations. Welcome to the Doctor's Farmacy. This is Dr. Mark Hyman, and that's Farmacy with an F, a place for conversations that matter. And if you have any confusion about sugar sweeteners, what's good, what's bad, should you have any, which kinds can you have, well, this is the podcast you're going to listen to because I'm going to answer all those questions. And this is one of my new favorite forums of my podcast called Health Bites. Well, this is a very big bite because we're going to talk all about sugar, but I'm excited to talk..

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Ep. 652 - Are There Any Healthy Sugars And Sweeteners?