World juggling champ explains how to break up with sugar

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PHOENIX -- The AMA reports that America's intake of sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and depression, and contributes to the CDC statistic that 48 percent of American children are overweight or obese.

Barry Friedman, four time world juggling champion and author of "I Love Me More Than Sugar: How to Reclaim Your Health by Breaking Up with the White Stuff," has been off sugar since Leap Day 2012.

"We are bribed, rewarded and punished with sugar since birth, and that's why we're all addicted," he says.

He showed 3TV's Scott Pasmore some simple substitutions to help you cut unnecessary sugar from your diet.

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