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Sugar And Cocaine Act the Same In the Brain

Sugar addiction is real!

October 9, 2017

Sugar is in so many food and drink items we have on a daily basis. Even some items you'd never ever think contain hidden sugars. Perhaps this is why so many people are addicted to sugar. 

It goes beyond the obvious foods like donuts, cakes, and candy. Here's a list of some items you may not realize contain sugar too.

-Barbeque Sauces

-Pasta Sauce


-Salad Dressing

If you've ever tried to stop eating sugar or even taking in less sugar, you know it's not a pleasant experience. Your body will experience withdrawal symptoms that are similar to those people addicted to drugs experience. 

Sugar is just as addictive as cocaine according to a recent study. It causes people to constantly crave more and eat more to acquire the same euphoric feeling. 

In fact, British Journal of Sports Medicine, states that sugar could act as a gateway to alcohol and other addictive substances, and that sugar, like cocaine and opium, is refined from plants to yield pure white crystals – a process the researchers say 'significantly adds to its addictive properties'.

Could sugar really be considered a gateway drug to illegal substances?