Is sugar addictive

I asked myself this question a few hours ago, “Is sugar addictive?”.  I searched WordPress to see if any post about the issue had been written.  I saw nothing that really addressed the subject to a point where I could conclude an answer from the post that I found.  I Googled the question and I found many reports or studies that did satisfy my thought at the time.

As a diabetic, I hear often decrease carbs, carbs contain sugar.  A diabetic goes to the doctor, they will test your sugar count, take vials of blood to evaluate your good and bad blood condition.  The blood contains so much information that one with much knowledge could write a 1000 page book just on blood alone.  When the blood is tested a number is given to describe good or bad values of the test as conducted.  I see it as a large number’s game, I use the word game because it is hard to get 100% of the answers at correct levels.  The sugar level that most important to the doctor is A1C.  That number represents the last 3 months of what you have eaten and how your body has reacted to it.

Diabetes is a silent killer.  It can be associated with so many problems within the body, some of which you may not even know you are having a problem until it is too late.  I can relate to that from when I had cancer, I did not know that I had one before this doctor told me to go get tested.  I had a level 3 cancer.  Treatment allows me to be here today, 9 years later.  You may remember a few years ago Milk was the word, it is bad for you, it is good for you, but when you read the label 1% to whole milk it contains a lot of sugar.  Growing up, even in adulthood, candy, cake, etc sweet stuff all contains sugar.  Bread hight with carbs.

So, Is sugar addictive?  Many studies and reports indicate yes, some even go so far as to say more than cocaine.  So what is in the answer, yes, that we can change to break the addiction?  I am not sure if we started at birth to death that we could stop it.  Sugar is part of the diet each meal, it may not be called sugar but it is the same thing.

Oct 9, 2016, Healthline; Oct 28,2013, LiveScience; Dec 22, 2014 OP-ED; Jan 7 2015, wbur.org; Feb 22, 2017, The Conversation; and Apr 2, 2012, NY Daily News.  are a number of articles that cover the subject.  Is Sugar Addictive. From my personal experiences, I do believe it is mainly because of some of the reactions that I have had when trying to quit or slow usage of sugar in my diet.  So ask yourself if you believe it is and ask many questions to find the answer.

4 Replies to “Is sugar addictive”

  1. I definitely believe that sugar is addictive. For years I would crave sweets daily but now that I’ve eliminated gluten almost entirely from my diet I have no cravings at all!

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