Is Sugar Essential?

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Posted on 2nd August 2012 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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150 pounds!  Would you believe that is this the amount of sugar the average American consumes in a single year?

Sugar was a special treat just one generation ago, a dietary micronutrient, but today has become a staple, a macronutrient, in the American diet.  Sugar is literally everywhere—in soft drinks, cookies, cakes, crackers, and most processed foods.  Sugar even lurks in the ingredient list of breads and often disguised in many “health” foods.  So, exactly what role should sugar play in your family’s diet?  Is sugar an effective workout fuel?  Is sugar really addictive?

We answer these questions and more with elite strength and conditioning coach Andy O’Brien today on LivingFuelTV.

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KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Sugar Smoothies to Super Smoothies

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Posted on 16th April 2012 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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Orange Juice, Mango, Bananas, Electrolyte Mix, Turbinado, Honey

These are the ingredients in a “Stay Healthy” smoothie from a nationwide smoothie outlet that you would recognize. While their brightly-lit menu board proudly displays these wholesome, all-natural, healthy ingredients, you must dig further to uncover the astonishing nutritional facts. This “small” size (20 ounce) smoothie packs 465 calories, a stunning 108 grams of sugar, and just 1 gram of protein. This is over 25 teaspoons of sugar, or the sugar in 2 ½ conventional soft drinks. And these nutritional facts are the rule, not the exception for other smoothies marketed to “get energy”, “shape up”, or “trim down”.

Best-selling author and natural health and nutrition expert KC Craichy builds on LivingFuelTV’s popular episode Juicing Do’s and Don’ts. Learn in today’s SuperHealth Podcast how to modify conventional smoothie recipes, transforming them from sugar-laden treats into nutrient-rich super meals.

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