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(Huffington Post)   This is your brain. This is your brain on sugar. Any questions?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 13
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2014-01-11 05:51:59 PM  
After I eat a bowl of cereal my invisible tiger friend "Tony" comes to play

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Heeee's GREAT!
 
2014-01-11 06:54:50 PM  
My word, what an annoying voice.
 
2014-01-11 07:12:46 PM  
female narrator. last line is omg that one piece of chocolate cake may be ok if you are careful
sigh
 
2014-01-11 08:38:16 PM  
"The reward system evolved in the first place because complex sugars are a necessary part of our diet-- they just can't be the focus. "

If  TFA thinks monosaccharides like glucose and fructose, or disaccharides like sucrose are "complex", then they set a pretty low bar for the concept of complexity.

/Now Cellulose, there's a complex sugar!
//sweet!!
///yeah yeah, expecting a lot from hufpost, aren't I
 
2014-01-11 08:55:04 PM  
Yeah, well
 
2014-01-12 12:24:32 AM  
Sugar is the real gateway drug.
 
2014-01-12 12:55:02 AM  
Thing is, your brain runs on glucose (as simple a sugar as can be, right?), and a severe lack of it can kill you.  Demonizing a substance that's essential to survival seems a bit off to me.  No, you don't want to overdo the dietary sugar, but...Jeebus.
 
2014-01-12 03:26:08 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: After I eat a bowl of cereal my invisible tiger friend "Tony" comes to play

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Heeee's GREAT!


yeah, this. thread over.

you know him too?
 
2014-01-12 07:06:59 AM  
This is all in a book but no one will read it. Put it in a fancy video and we watch and learn. Education problem solved.
 
2014-01-12 07:12:37 AM  
The cake is a lie.
 
2014-01-12 09:53:01 AM  
It took her 5 minutes to say, "everything in moderation".
 
2014-01-12 02:18:01 PM  

Xanadone: Thing is, your brain runs on glucose (as simple a sugar as can be, right?), and a severe lack of it can kill you.  Demonizing a substance that's essential to survival seems a bit off to me.  No, you don't want to overdo the dietary sugar, but...Jeebus.


Your body can turn both protein and fat into glucose.  You don't ever need to consume sugar to do fine.

Further, between nuts and vegetables you are still going to be taking in sufficient carbs, and that is before counting in fruits.

I'll be drinking beer and eating pizza this weekend;  I'm far from a zero-carb guy, but lets stop pretending that because our bodies use glucose we need to eat cake. Aside from being completely sedentary, if you are fat it is probably the fault of carb intake and its effects on hunger.
 
2014-01-12 02:50:14 PM  

Xanadone: Thing is, your brain runs on glucose (as simple a sugar as can be, right?), and a severe lack of it can kill you.  Demonizing a substance that's essential to survival seems a bit off to me.  No, you don't want to overdo the dietary sugar, but...Jeebus.


i dont think properly educating people on a substance is demonizing it.  i saw no "all sugar will kill you" message in there but rather an explanation as to what, where, how, and why "sugar" affects the body.
 
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