Greenletes Podcast

Is Sugar Bad For Athletes? The Truth About Sugar-- with Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD

March 26, 2021 Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD Season 1 Episode 4
Greenletes Podcast
Is Sugar Bad For Athletes? The Truth About Sugar-- with Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD
Show Notes

Let's talk about all things sugar, and whether or not it's "bad" for athletes. Samantha Cassetty is a nationally recognized food, nutrition, and wellness expert and the co-author of Sugar Shock. In this episode Natalie and Sam chat about:

  • the difference between natural and added sugars 
  • whether or not fruit (and dried fruit) have "too much sugar"
  • the "sugar cycle" and how to break it
  • how to satisfy sugar cravings
  • different forms of sugar and whether one is healthier than another
  • the low down on artificial sweeteners, stevia and monkfruit
  • how added sugars in sports drinks benefit athletes
  • the glycemic index and if it's helpful for athletes

Resources:
SHAPE article on Sports Drinks: https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/guide-to-sports-drinks

Follow Sam on social media @nutritionistsam or visit her website samanthacassetty.com
Buy Sam's book Sugar Shock! (affiliate link)

Follow Natalie on social media @greenletes or visit greenletes.com