Duration: 05:02
Posted: January 07, 2014
By TED-Ed

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-sugar-a…

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

Lesson by Nicole Avena, animation by STK Films.

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Posts

Health & Well-Being

The Radical Healing Effects Of Water

Water gives us life and has been recognized for its therapeutic properties for centuries. Here’s how you can tap the power of the aquatic for optimal well-being.

Latest Videos

Recent News

Social Media