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How to Take Control Over Your Sugar Addiction

Julieanna Hever - How to Take Control Over Your Sugar Addiction

This event was on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

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Does having sugar with a high fiber food create less negative effects than eaten alone?

— Olivia Brooks


That's a good question. And yes, the fiber is going to slow some of the absorption. But even honey itself, it's gonna be slightly differently absorbed than candy, but you're right there is gonna be an attenuating effect of the fiber on the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, which is so interesting, but I still would rather you, you know not have it at all because it still is included in the list that percentage of calories that are coming from added sugars. It's still it's still counts as an added sugar. So even if you put that honey on top of your oatmeal, you're still getting you know, it's still a percentage of your total calories for the day honey is interesting because it is also a higher content of fructose then is table sugar but candy. Yeah, it's like a big spike, you know, it goes right into the bloodstream anyone that's given a kid or if you've had it yourself you feel you can feel that Rush that happens you get the dopamine rush and you get the you know, you feel that high and then you feel the the negative low at the end of that experience. So overall I want you to think about Your total tally of diet. That's what matters most. It's really, you know, you want to aim to get all of your calories from Whole Foods and make the sugar the 5% of your calories covers, you know from Special Occasions or just try to limit it overall.
Julieanna Hever

Julieanna Hever

Plant-Based Dietitian