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 a gateway to other drugs….
Did you know that sugar has 61 names? A few years ago this was only 50 so the scientists are hard at work creating new ways to get it into our diet without 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 opposers 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 flu like much to like 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.
What are the similarities?
- They 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 and vitamins, you are giving your body a break and the results are amazing however you may experience withdrawal symptons for the first few days but this is only temporary. Would love to find out more? if so then please contact me @thegingerjuicer or firstname.lastname@example.org