4 steps to get rid off sugar addiction

4 steps to get rid off sugar addiction

Watch this video to know about the four steps to get rid of sugar addiction.


Video transcript:

There's an epidemic sweeping this
country some would say it's as addictive
as hard drugs or even as deadly I'll be
honest that's a pretty extreme point of
view but that doesn't mean sugar
addiction isn't incredibly dangerous for
your health so how much sugar are we
eating well the average American eats a
hundred and fifty-three pounds of sugar
per year just for reference that's the
size of a newborn giraffe that's a lot
of sugar to be eating every year and
sugar is doing more than just making you
fat by now we all know the connection
between sugar and type-2 diabetes but as
a cardiac surgeon and cardiologist I
know firsthand sugar consumption can
impact your heart health too it can
raise your blood pressure and screw up
your cholesterol levels in fact believe
it or not cholesterol Rises the more
sugar and even fruit you eat yes you're
hearing me correctly but of course
knowing the risks doesn't make it any
easier to quit eating sugar any smoke or
alcoholic knows that it's in everything
and it's not just sweet things either
salad dressings pasta sauce breads
crackers even those healthy green juices
are loaded with sugar it's everywhere
you look it's no wonder people are
hooked they don't even know they're
eating sugar but how do you give up
sugar without going crazy
number one you got to know where it's
hiding you may not see sugar on the
package but check for brown rice syrup
corn syrup glucose fructose of ghave
even artificial sweeteners as well and
remember prepackaged food and even
restaurant food is bound to have more
sugar than stuff you make at home here's
another trick if you're actually reading
the label on a package a word of warning
don't look at the sugar on the table of
contents it's purposely misleading based
on an agreement between
the FDA and food manufacturers word of
advice always look at total
carbohydrates take away the fiber that's
the sugar in the package number two give
fruit the boot personally I avoid all
fruits and I suggest my patients do the
same but if that feels impossible stick
to in season fruit that's high in
polyphenols stuff like raspberries or
pomegranates or blackberries my other
word of advice
there aren't any blueberries in February
or March your brain if you're eating
blueberries in February or March doesn't
think it's winter it thinks it's summer
and will actually make you store fat for
the upcoming winter even though it's
winter now believe me as a sugar addict
I know how hard this is
don't quit cold turkey in fact enjoy the
occasional treat I suggest a glass of
red wine but only about 4 to 6 ounces
believe it or not some of the best red
wines come from high altitudes they
actually have far more of an incredible
polyphenol called resveratrol number 4
don't drink sweet you know what I think
about soda but so does not the only
sweet drink out there
skip fruit juice instead drink water
drink sparkling water drink unsweetened
tea try herbal teas and have coffee with
a sprinkle of cinnamon
don't look at quitting sugar as a
restriction look at it as an opportunity
to get creative in the kitchen to learn
to love new flavors and to take control
of your health remember this is the only
body you're ever going to live in if you
took care of this body like you took
care of your house or your car there'd
be no question what you'd actually do
this is doctor Gundry and i'm always
looking out for you

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