How Sweets and Grains Deplete Your Vitamins

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In this video, I want to discuss a question someone recently had. How do consuming sweets and refined carbohydrates pull nutrients out of the body?

What do nutrients do in the body? – They act as a co-helper in metabolism (burning fuel).

When you consume calories without nutrients, your body has to pull certain nutrients from its reserves to burn that fuel or make tissue.

Eating high carb foods and sugar depletes nutrients like:

• Vitamin B1
• Potassium 
• Magnesium 
• Zinc

A deficiency in these vitamins and minerals could cause problems like:

• Raised heartbeat
• Fluid retention
• Insomnia
• Anxiety
• Stress
• Low testosterone
• Low immune function
• Loss in taste or smell

If given a choice, your body will choose sugar over vitamin C. Too much sugar will deplete your body of vitamin C.

When you consume sugar over time, you will eventually develop insulin resistance. Insulin resistance will cause you to have a difficult time absorbing:

• Glucose into the cell
• Amino acids
• Vitamins
• Minerals 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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