Sugar: The Bitter Truth About Our Sweetest Addiction

Sugar: The Bitter Truth About Our Sweetest Addiction

Posted by Cory Trusty on Dec 21, 2023

This week Andrew Huberman published an important interview with Dr. Robert Lustig in which they discussed different types of sugars, exploring its impact on our metabolism, weight, brain health, and overall well-being. Robert Lustig, is a leading expert in the field of nutrition and metabolic health.

Here's a quick glimpse of what is covered:

  • Dr. Lustig explains how specific macro-nutrients, fiber, and sugar can significantly influence the metabolic equation.
  • Fructose: The Sneaky Culprit: they discuss the harmful effects of fructose, particularly from non-fruit sources, and its role in addiction, obesity, and various health problems.
  • Sugar's Mind Games: Discover how sugar alters brain circuits, fueling cravings and hindering satiety, making it challenging to break free from the sugary cycle.
  • The Food Industry's Playbook: Dr. Lustig exposes the tactics used by the food industry to create addictive "pseudo-foods" loaded with refined sugars and their detrimental consequences for our health.
  • Actionable Steps for Change: practical insights to help you make informed food choices and support your overall well-being.

Some fascinating insights:

  • Learn about the NOVA Score for foods
  • Learn why healthy Americans have an 8 year longevity tax from our diets, or 15 years for clinically obese, and 20 years for those with metabolic system
  • Learn about the 10 trillion dollar deficit caused by the food industry
  • Learn the common Vitamin that Dr. Lustig takes for his Rosacea.

Whether you're struggling with weight management, concerned about your brain health, or simply curious about the science behind sugar, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and gain valuable knowledge to empower yourself and care better for yourself.