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Food Industry's Secret Weapon (WHY Sugar is addictive & in 80% of Food)

This video explores the addictive nature of sugar, why it’s in all our food and how it is affecting our brains, bodies and overall health.
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0:00 – Sugar is 8 times as addictive as cocaine
1:27 – Natural Drugs
2:20 – The Problem with Refinement
3:40 – Dopamine & your Reward System
4:08 – Sugar, the drug
6:15 – Is it Truly addictive?
7:03 – Sugar Tolerance
7:38 – Sugar Withdrawal
9:04 – Why Sugar is put in everything
10:29 – Brief Sugar History
11:36 – Are you addicted to Sugar?
12:03 – Try cutting it out!

Robert Lustig deserves a lot of credit for educating so many people about how sugar is affecting so many people’s health. I recommend checking out any of his talks on youtube or his book “Fat Chance”

Clips from:
Stephanie Soechtig’s “Fed Up”
CBC’s “The Fifth Estate – The Secrets of Sugar”
Damon Gameau’s “That Sugar Film”
RTE One’s “Sugar Crash”