Sugar: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Something_to_appease_Google: Sugar isn't bad for you. It is a natural compound and we are genetically predisposed to like it. People simply eat too much sugar. The best way to significantly reduce your sugar intake is to only drink water. When I stopped drinking Dr. Pepper, my sugar intake was reduced by such a substantial amount, I got headaches and wanted to kill myself. I quickly returned to regularly consuming Dr. Pepper and have been satisfied.

Paul Miller: Another very misleading piece by John Oliver. Here are some simple facts. Sugar is your bodies natural source of energy. Corn Syrup is extremely hard for your body to process. Most food and beverages in this nation do not in fact use sugar due to the American agriculture lobby which convinced congress to pass a tariff to make sugar more expensive than corn syrup. When you consume sugar your body breaks it down right away to give you energy. When you consume corn syrup your body does not know what to do with it and stores it as fat. THIS is the bigger source of obesity and diabetes, not sugar. Now, that does not mean eating excess quantities of sugar is good for your in any means but sugar itself is not the real issue. Furthermore, chemical substances like Sweet and Low, Equal and Splenda are actually worse for you than sugar is. So, just saying that sugar is the problem is exceedingly uninformative and irresponsible and does not actually address the problem at hand.

Also, circus peanuts are good.

Eko [Stay Al!ve]: 9:57 you're welcome

Dr. Acula: The worst part about the sexy John Oliver costume, is that we cannot confirm that he is wearing pants in this episode. That costume may be an accurate representation of what he wears to each show's recording.

charmedfan7704: It's simple. People understand how much a teaspoon is. Labeling everything in grams over here is a legal maneuver to keep people confused while covering their asses by still having a label.

MM: It's even worse when they put sugar (or other unhealthy products) in food which is eaten by animals that don't know what it contains. We are still using ingredients which are harmfull for them (basicly don't belong to their diet in any way) just to make money. Now animals have diabetes, mouth problems, food allergies and cannibals with brain diseases
(etc). Shame on us.

BlackSkullHeart: The study for sugar on the brain was an animal study, so it doesn't translate to humans. We also don't know what dose the rats were exposed to either.

THEBOSSMAN: that is a very expensive retainer and that is also a lot of retainers.

Sister Daniel: I (am trying to) eat 6-7 teaspoons of added sugar a day.

Silly Swirls: i love circus peanuts

Sam Schellhase: Circus peanuts? Really? Why not Pixy Stix!?

AtOutoftheBlue: That doesn't look like water....

Nikola Tesla: 1 teaspoon = 5g. How do you guys consume 110g per day? What the heck?!

Alexis th3 great: hey fuck you. cranberries are delicious

Bao Loc Le: Damn. That rat did a good John Oliver impression!

BeakerInShortShorts: For serious Oliver, what's with hate for Canada. I see the conspiracy. Hate on Clamato.

Megan Kelterborn: How dare you.

Clamato is a GIFT!

Jisse B: I stopped with sugar a month ago, getting my necccesary sugars from my daily fruits, and it was so easy. No headaches, no cravings, just more time spent in the kitchen (you gotta make your own dressings etc) but I love cooking so no worries ^^

Trine Langohr: Sexy Louis CK? Wow, that's amazing. A sexy costume in which women can dress up as a famous sexist? Hey, why not a Sexy Bill Cosby costume?

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