12/17/2014 11:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sir Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster How To Limit His Sugar Intake

Sometimes, resisting our cravings can be a smart decision -- especially when it comes to health. But holding off is often much easier said than done.

Magical duo Sir Ian McKlellan and Sesame Street's Cookie Monster demonstrated the importance of resistance in a recent video.

"Resist means to control yourself and stop yourself from doing something you really want to do," McKlellan tells the blue puppet. And while it takes Cookie Monster a bit of effort to fully comprehend the power of self-control, he eventually comes to terms with it.

YouTube/Sesame Street

Cookie Monster would benefit from a little resistance every now and again, and Americans could too. On average, Americans consume too much sugar, which can increase the risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease among many other major ailments. Turning down a cookie every so often is a step in the right direction to change this.

H/t: Eater



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