Is Sugar Addictive?
Well, if you didn’t already know, it has been scientifically proven that sugar is as addictive as alcohol, cocaine and even heroin. Dr. David Ludwig, M.D., PhD. recently did a study on a group of men. He would feed them a shake with little processed sugar and then a shake with highly processed sugar. The shakes had exactly the same calories, fat, protein and carbs. The only difference was the kind of sugar in the shake. The highly processed sugar shake raised the men’s blood sugar levels and lit up the brain just like cocaine or heroin would, leaving them hungrier and wanting more. Yes, it is addictive