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Does Sugar Really Make You Hyper? (& 4 More Questions About Sugar, Answered)

Nov. 2, 2021

We've likely all heard of a sugar rush, especially when it comes to the supposed effect sugar can have on children. As adults, we've probably all experienced the opposite, though — a sugar crash or a "carb coma," as they say.

So what's the deal? Can sugar really have such different effects on the body?

In the video above, Kylie Arrindell, wellness dietitian at Houston Methodist, answers your most-searched questions about sugar, including:

  • What does sugar do to your body?
  • Are sugar rushes and crashes real?
  • Are there good and bad sugars?
  • What should my sugar intake be?
  • Is sugar bad for you?
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