When we are talking about any addictions, we all think that we are discussing “Illegal Drugs'' or some medications, smoking, or even alcohol. However, we do not discuss “SUGAR”. According to many research and studies, sugar is more addictive than cocaine/heroin/alcohol! However, it is always accepted. Sugar follows many patterns of craving and relapses much like any drug which are considered
THE CRITICAL COMPONENT OF ADDICTION!!!
I believe that historically, refined sugar co-arose with coffee, tea, alcohol, and chocolate. Over many years they were modified to be stronger and even more addictive and somewhat toxic from when we first consumed sugar decades ago. Unfortunately, with sugar, it is so hidden and unspoken, that most of us are not even aware of this fact.
What about sugar diseases that are much more likely you may be aware of such as hypoglycemia, diabetes, obesity, cardiac disease, fatty liver disease, brain impairment, and even cancer? It is best to handle these conditions in the early stages. It is very likely that there is some insulin resistance and some cortisol excesses to contend with.
Sugar works on the same Dopamine receptors in the brain that is part of the Pleasure-Reward System. When your body is heavily influenced by sugar dopamine becomes imbalanced. Many effects including loss of interest, motivation/willpower, lack of joy, depression, listlessness, ADHD, and others can result. Dopamine is also responsible for addiction with repetitive use of the substances affecting its release.
While not everyone is hard-wired to be a sugar addict, sugar has a negative effect on health from many other perspectives. Sugar is shown to have the same effect on the liver as alcohol. It has been also linked to your metabolic dysfunction affecting many systems such as the heart, liver, pancreas, brain, adrenal glands, and even your intestines.
In every way this word, “SUGAR” can be defined as bad as any other addictive substance. We should be taking on the anti-sugar war the same way as taking on the war against drugs, alcohol, or sugar instability and smoking.