Refined sugars


Refined sugars have been identified by as potentially disruptive to both metabolism and gut neurons that sense essential nutrients. Specifically, these neurons can misfire in response to refined sugars, promoting cravings through dopaminergic pathways, which can increase sugar consumption regardless of the taste 1. Furthermore, he emphasized that refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup found in sugary drinks and processed foods can have deleterious health effects such as contributing to type two diabetes and metabolic syndromes 2.

Dinner for Sleep

Andrew Huberman explains how starchy carbohydrates can support rest and deep sleep by increasing serotonin levels. He distinguishes between refined sugars and complex carbohydrates and recommends non-refined sugars for dinner.

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