You Won’t Eat Sugar After Seeing What it Does to Your Brain…

I don't have a problem with carbohydrates I have a problem with people consuming a lot of carbohydrates and then not moving but did you know that the carbohydrates that you're consuming and not utilizing cross through the blood-brain barrier there's some interesting new science that took a look at how sugar and carbohydrates in excess turn into triglycerides and those triglycerides go through the blood-brain barrier let's break it down now before I dive into the nitty-gritty of this study I put a link down below for seed now if you're looking for a good probiotic seed is called a symbiotic okay so it is a combination of a Prebiotic fiber along with probiotic strains in one capsule so it has a capsule inside of a capsule so when we're talking about trying to control appetite we're trying to talk about improving the utilization of glucose or fats at a cellular level we have to look no further than our microbiome okay so that link down below will save you 15 off your entire order through 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around the body they didn't just circulate around the body they ended up in the cerebral spinal fluid the cerebral spinal fluid is the fluid that circulates around our brain to flush out metabolites so our triglycerides were ending up in our brain okay well it doesn't stop there okay first of all what that tells us is that these triglycerides cross through the blood-brain barrier but secondly they found that it impacted leptin resistance in the hypothalamus so what that means is it actually made us more hungry it was making us more leptin resistant so now we're finding out that high circulating triglycerides can impact our hunger can impact obesity see what the heck is going on here but what does this have to do with a carbohydrate well that's where we have to look no further than a study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine so with this study they put subjects on a lower carb diet or they put subjects on a low-fat moderate calorie high carbohydrate diet okay what they found is that the low carbohydrate diet had a 20 percent reduction in triglycerides and the lower fat higher carbohydrate diet only had a four percent reduction in triglycerides does this just simply mean that a low carb diet is better for triglyceride levels maybe maybe if you're inactive we'll get to that in a minute but what it does tell us is well it illuminates some of the mechanistic actions here okay so when you eat a bunch of sugar what happens is you have a spike insulin well this Spike insulin doesn't just let sugar into a regular cell in the muscle it also lets sugar into a fat cell and that is going to drive up triglyceride levels because now you have storage form of fat increasing by way of insulin and sugar or carbohydrates this is why so many people that consume excess sugar end up with high triglycerides even if they're eating a low fat diet so yes a high sugar high carbohydrate diet when you do not use that fuel can absolutely drive up your triglycerides and now we're seeing that high circulating triglycerides cross through the brain and impact our leptin levels okay well what happens in the case of a lower carb diet well it's not necessarily a low carb diet that's the magic it's an appropriate amount of carbs for the activity that you're doing right so if you're consuming lower carbs and your insulin levels are lower you're able to liberate those triglycerides and use them as fuel rather than just have them circulating so on one hand you have triglycerides being created from excess carbohydrates and on the other hand you still have triglycerides but they get broken down and used as fuel instead and they never have the opportunity to cross into the blood-brain barrier and into your cerebral spinal fluid so in a very simple way of what's happening is if you're not using the carbs that you're consuming not even immediately but just in general then yes it's going to be an excess fuel now here's the caveat if you overeat fat and you don't burn fuel those fats can absolutely be circulating lipids that can cause a problem too but what we're noticing now is that the triglycerides are really an interesting issue and those are something that are very strongly correlated with sugar consumption and over consumption of refined starches so if you're looking to restore your leptin levels and stop the hunger and restoke that metabolism maybe the best thing that you can do is lower the carbohydrate content and increase your activity or at the very least if you can't give up the sugar exercise a little bit more and burn it up I'll see you tomorrow

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