High-dose vitamin regimens reduce sugar cravings

Yes to Vitamins, No to Sugar. 

 What’s good for the rat is good for the human? Well, not always, but, like it or not, rodents serve as a good model for people, and give us better nutritional road signs than do cell cultures sitting on a test tube.

In line with this, University of Toronto scientists recently found that baby rats whose moms receive high levels of vitamins A, D, E and K while pregnant have reduced cravings for sugar.

Wallach Files Take-Away: Since humans don’t need high levels of highly processed, super-refined sugar, potentially reducing desire for excess sugars in the diet would yield decreased risk for a number of conditions and diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. While pregnant humans must be very careful about nutrient supplementation, I do think this confirms the value of optimal nutrient consumption (and limiting sugar and starch consumption) throughout the lifespan, from infanthood into our senior years!

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