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DESCRIPTION: Human beings lost the ability to detoxify uric acid millions of years ago. What implications does this have for our health today? HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! This is the first of a three part video series on sugar. What does uric acid have to do with sugar? Stay tuned for Friday's video of the day Flesh and Fructose (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flesh-and-fructose/). Gout is one of the "diseases of kings" that used to only affect the 1%, the tiny minority eating rich diets. Now we can all dine like royalty three times a day and suffer from the same diseases. The "peasant food" choices, the cheapest plant foods, are often the healthiest. See Eating Healthy on the Cheap (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eating-healthy-on-the-cheap/) and Biggest Nutrition Bang For Your Buck ([http://nutritionfacts.org/video/biggest-nutrition-bang-for-your-buck/). For more on the dangers of excess sodium consumption see Dietary Guidelines With a Grain of Big Salt (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dietary-guidelines-with-a-grain-of-big-salt/) and Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/salt-ok-if-blood-pressure-is-ok/). For more on eating based on our evolutionary heritage, see Palelithic Lessons (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/paleolithic-lessons/).
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