How to say no to sugar

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The average American eats about 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day — that’s twice the recommended amount for men and triple the amount for women.

But why does our body crave it so much?

A doctor and dietitian join the program to talk about health risks that come with consuming too much sugar, how to cut cravings, and some alternative foods we should be eating instead.

Guests:

Sue Moores is a registered dietitian and a nutritionist at Kowalski's Markets.

Dr. Samar Malaeb is an endocrinologist and nutrition expert with M Health Fairview.

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