episode #170

The Damaging Effects of Fructose on Your Body



Understanding the damaging effects of Fructose on your brain and body. We discuss Fructose’s impact on hunger cues and reward centers in the brain, its effect on brain development, and metabolic dysfunction. We also touch on oxidative stress, glycation, carbohydrates, and the strategies you may explore to optimize your health.

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Episode Overview:

  • 0:32 Introduction
  • 1:32 Glucose Is The Molecule Of Life
  • 2:22 Fructose Impact On Hunger
  • 4:45 Leptin And Brain Development
  • 8:20 Fructose And BDNF
  • 10:03 Fructose And Reward Centres Of Brain
  • 17:58 Fructose and Metabolic Processes
  • 22:53 Oxidative Stress
  • 28:33 Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Fructose
  • 31:33 Truth about Carbohydrates
  • 40:57 Strategies You May Explore For Better Health


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