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Sugar seems to be in everything we eat. While experts have warned against its health side effects, people continue to consume it in staggering quantities. Why is sugar so addictive? How can we break free from our cravings and take care of our bodies instead?

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Nicole Avena to discuss her newest book, Sugarless: A 7-Step Plan to Uncover Hidden Sugars, Curb Your Cravings, and Conquer Your Addiction. In this step-by-step guide, Dr. Avena teaches readers how to completely change their mindset around what they eat – using food for what it is intended to be: fuel for the body

Dr. Avena is a research neuroscientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet, and addiction. She is the Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai Health System and a Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at Princeton University.

Tune in now to discover:

  • What makes sugar so addictive.
  • How reducing sugar intake can benefit your health.
  • The connection between the gut and brain, and how diet dictates your health.
  • The benefits of cutting back on added sugars.
  • Evolutionary reasons why the body craves sugar.

You can pick up your own copy of Sugarless here, and follow along with Dr. Avena’s research here!

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Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9

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