The BITTER TRUTH About Sugar & How It Causes INFLAMMATION | Robert Lustig

To understand its connection with sugar, we have to look at the role inflammation plays in the body. First, you should know that not all inflammation is bad. Your body relies on this natural healing response to fight viruses and bacteria. Once your immune system begins this repair process, you’ll notice redness, warmth, and swelling at the site of injury or infection. These inflammatory responses, which result from short-term damage, typically let up after two or three days.
Those with chronic inflammation, on the other hand, consistently have more inflammatory markers in their blood. Researchers have observed higher traces of these markers in those whose diets are rich in sugar. Let’s take a look at how added sugar coexists with inflammation.