We all know that excessive sugar intake can cause harm to the body but are you aware of the dangers of sugar consumption on our brains and bodies, especially in children?
The damage can begin early in life, resulting in fatty liver disease, prediabetes, obesity, and an elevated risk for eventual heart disease, not to mention behavioral, emotional, and learning problems.
If you want to learn practical solutions to help you raise informed and empowered kids who can set their own healthy limits without feeling restricted, then this program will help you.
In this episode of ‘Happy and Healthy Mind with Dr. Rozina,’ our guests, Dr. Michael Goran and Dr. Emily Ventura discussed with me (Dr. Rozina), the effects of sugar on our bodies especially kids. They shared some strategies to successfully reduce your and your kids’ sugar consumption to a healthy level, and some tips for creating tasty yet sugar-proof recipes.
Dr. Michael Goran is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the Program Director for Diabetes and Obesity at The Saban Research Institute, and the Co-Director of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. He is also the editor/co-editor of several books about health and obesity namely: “Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches”, “Dietary Sugars and Health” and “Pediatric Obesity.”
Dr. Emily Ventura is an experienced nutrition educator, public health advocate, writer, and cook. She completed her master’s in Public Health and her PhD in Health Behavior Research at the University of Southern California. She was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach Public Health Nutrition in Italy, and now lives in the UK, where she works as a writer, recipe developer, and mother to two young boys.
Would you like to learn some tips and gain insights on how to sugar proof your kids’ diet?
Then watch this video
In this interview, you will learn:
0:00 min – Introduction
4:34 min – Benefits of sugarproofing your family’s diet (Case study of a 14 ur old who was falling asleep in second period in the school and how the 7-day no added sugar challenge helped her)
8:47 min – The negative effects of sugar on brain and body
12:35 min – Effects of sugar on children’s health and mood
14:32 min – Relationship of sugar and fatty liver
19:40 min – Difference between liquid sugar and solid sugar
21:00 min – What is 7-day No Added Sugar Challenge
29:53 min – Effects of a high-sugar diet
33:27 min – How to get kids excited about reducing their sugar intake
37:23 min – Bonus health recipe: Chickpea snack
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Let me know which of Dr. Michael and Dr. Emily’s suggestions you found helpful in reducing your family’s sugar intake to a healthy level.
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By doing so, you will share the mission of promoting healthy living and spreading joy and happiness to everyone around you.
Remember, every day is a new day, a new opportunity to live happier and healthier, try to make at least one percent improvement. When you keep on making one percent improvement every day, your life would keep on getting better.
P.S: Would you like to learn about “Unleash Your True Potential; A Project Mapping Tool.” Then join me for the interview with Saleema Vellani on the upcoming episode of Happy and Healthy Mind with Dr. Rozina. Watch the live broadcast and ask questions on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 11 am Pacific Time on your favorite platform:
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