This new finding may change the way you look at that sweet piece of candy you thought was innocent all along. Turns out, Weight-loss expert Dr. Sally Norton suggest sugar has a very devious side… It is being compared to cocaine and other addictive drugs and alcohol *currently drying away my tears*. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you have a sweet tooth like me, it’s good to be away this addictive substance could be more damaging then we thought…
Studies in mice have clearly shown that sugar is addictive.
By manipulating the diet of the mice to include more or less sugar, or to produce a sugar withdrawal effect, scientists can produce similar behaviour to true drug addiction.
What’s more, in a study by French scientists, rats chose sugar over cocaine – even when they were addicted to cocaine.
Not surprisingly, in humans such studies are a bit more difficult to do.
However, research using brain scans found that drinking sugary milkshakes triggered the same ‘reward centre’.
And as with any potentially addictive substance, the more we consume, the more our reward receptors get numbed to it – so we look for even more to re-create that ‘high’.
You may have one of the most common modern-day dependencies – sugar addiction.
With overconsumption of sugar now deemed as harmful to our health as alcohol or tobacco – contributing to rising rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardio-vascular problems and some cancers – cutting back on the white stuff could just be one of the best things you do to improve your health and weight this year.