Well in an article published back in August 2018 by the Guardian they quoted an article by the British Sports Journal written by cardiovascular research scientist James J DiNicolantonio and cardiologist James H O’Keefe together with William Wilson a physician stating that they believe sugar to be and also a gateway to other drugs….
Did you know that sugar has 61 names……a few years ago this was only 50 so the scientist are hard at work creating new ways to get it into our diet with us knowing it. I will post all the different names on another article later this month. In the article it is quoted that one of the opposes says “While it is true that a liking for sweet things can be habit-forming it is not addictive like opiates or cocaine,” said Sanders. “Individuals do not get withdrawal symptoms when they cut sugar intake.” I don’t this person has ever done a juice week…….the withdrawal symptom’s you can get can be flue like much to like a withdrawal from narcotics.
Why is sugar so bad in our food and so addictive, it is to do with what food scientists call the “Bliss Spot”. This is the perfect combination of fat, sugar and salt that gives the “buzz” we get from eating a take away pizza, bar of chocolate or demolishing a packet of chocolate digestives.
Whilst I agree that sugar is more addictive than cocaine I don’t think having a Mars Bar is going to lead to you going out and dropping some acid.
The look similar, in that they are a both a white powder
Both have an mood altering affect
The same part of the pain is “lit” up with both, with dopamine being produced
Both are addictive wanting you to want more.
Giving up sugar is not easy, infact I think it is easier to give up cocaine as you are surrounded by sugar everywhere and it is socially acceptable, the temptation is there….I love a chocolate bar, packet of crisps or a digestive. For me the only way I can break this cycle once in the groove is too fast……such as a juice cleanse. You break the mould whilst flooding your body with nutrients, horrible withdrawal for a first few days but once you reset an amazing feeling is gained.