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. In this Ted-Ed Talk, Nicole Avena explains why sugars should be enjoyed in moderation. View the full lesson at Ted-Ed.
We believe these lessons offer great takeaways for tube-fed people. By limiting sugars, we are working to create a long-term balanced diet that will create healthier lives for people with feeding tubes.