If you watch only one video this year, let it be this one. In “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, Robert H. Lustig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco, beautifully illustrates the dangers of sugar, specifically fructose, identifying its role in the obesity epidemic (and it’s a HUGE one), describing how the body metabolizes it (and not in the way you’d like it to) and providing motivation for getting it out of your life. Lustig does an exceptional job of breaking down the biochemistry into lay terms. If you’re not ready to kick your soda and sugar habit after watching his lecture, you obviously weren’t paying attention.

More about this in a future post.