Natural sugars eaten in whole foods are one thing; added sugars are quite another. Among other things, too much sugar fuels chronic inflammation that can drag down oral and systemic health alike.
And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
As Robert Lustig powerfully puts it,
Sugar’s not dangerous because of its calories, or because it makes you fat. Sugar is dangerous because it’s sugar. It’s not nutrition. When consumed in excess, it’s a toxin. And it’s addictive.
In the video below, Dr. Mark Hyman – now the director of functional medicine at the Cleveland Clinic – talks all things sugar, including how to kick the cravings that can keep us beholden to this non-nutrient:
Image by Uwe Hermann