Knowing that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine, no wonder it affects dopamine levels in the brain, and when going cold turkey, could cause withdrawal symptoms. The innocent looking refined sugar is completely made up of calories, lacking nutritional value like minerals, proteins, or fats. If it’s hard for you to shake the sugar habit, it’s normal because of the cocaine-like withdrawal symptoms. Some people feel the increased cravings, some signs of depression, fatigue, sleeping issues and more.
White sugar is the cause of many things like chronic inflammation and weight gain. With all the health problems associated high fructose corn syrup, why are some food companies ignoring the horrible side effects? If you have Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high triglyceride levels you can’t ignore what’s happening. The more sugar we eat during the holidays, the more weight we gain and the more disease, and inflammation occurs. White table sugar goes from sugar cane to additional refining to remove molasses. Sugar doesn’t have such a sweet history, see below.
Sugar is no different than cotton and tobacco, because all involved slave labor. And although both sugar and tobacco have deep histories, the mass consumption from the mid-17th century onwards created the health risks mentioned above.