1st Tuesday

Basic Nutrition and Macro - Nutrients Video Animation and How sugar affects the brain
BY Train With Kane / Nicole Avena

Duration: 10 minutes with the 2 videos

A quick video animation on basic nutrition covering macro nutrients by train with kane. We cover carbohydrates, proteins and fats in this video. Simple, basic and friendly video:)

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation. Lesson by Nicole Avena, animation by STK Films.

About the speaker:

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Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist and a pioneer in the field of food addiction. Her seminal research work jump-started a new field of exploration in medicine and nutrition. She is an expert in diet during pregnancy and baby, toddler and childhood nutrition.