Sugar – The Most Addictive Drug?

Sugar ticks the 4  boxes for the main characteristics  associated with drugs and other addictive subtances.

Bingeing – when you consume, inhale or ingest a substance, it makes you feel so good that you want to have more of it.

Withdrawal – like the opposite of bingeing, when you stop taking the substance or can’t have it, you want it more .

Craving – when you don’t have the substance or aren’t getting enough of it, you want it more.

Desensitization – once you have become addicted to the substance, the less sensitive you become to its effects, meaning you need more of it to get the desired effects.

Think carefully about the four above-mentioned characterestics…they sure do describe sugar’s effects on the general population.

Refined sugar is very similar to cocaine?  Besides both substances being white and almost powder-like in texture, their only real difference lies in their potency and the missing nitrogen atom (N) in sugar’s chemical formula.
Both substances are pure chemicals extracted from plant sources…. although believe it or not, sugar is in fact purer than cocaine.

Refined sugar, sourced from sugar cane or sugar beets, is made through heating, chemical and mechanical processes that remove all the vitamins, proteins, fats, enzymes and minerals from the plant until the only thing that’s left is sugar.

During the refining process as many as 64 food elements are destroyed…leaving a substance that has no nutrients at all but is still packed with empty calories.

Consequently, refined sugar causes the body to deplete its own store of various vitamins, minerals and enzymes.  As more sugar is consumed, an over-acid condition results and more minerals are needed from deep within the body’s reserves to correct the imbalance.

If the body lacks the right nutrients required to metabolize sugar, it won’t be able to optimally manage and remove poisonous residues…ultimately accelerating cellular death and carbonic poisoning.

On average, annually ,Americans devour over 3 billion kilograms of candy, spending an estimated $23.1 billion on these so called treats.  This is the equivalent of the average American eating six regular-sized chocolate bars a week.

Processed foods – which are laced with sugar – have contributed to dental bills in excess of $54 billion.  In fact, each year, the average person consumes his/her weight in sugar…if not more!

The human body cannot handle this massive amount of refined sugar.  Diabetes is a clear example of this.  A concentrated amount of sugar introduced into the system sends the body into shock from the rapid rise in the blood sugar level.
Eventually, the pancreas becomes overworked and the onset of diabetes occurs.

Even a small amount of sugar can play a huge part in the brain development of a child.  Soda pops and soft drinks are literally saturated in sugar and are often linked to the grown number of children who have ADD, ADHD and other learning disordes.

Try to reduce your intake of sugar and encourage others to do the same.  It slowly destroys the body from the inside out and because it is so widely used, it’s often overlooked as one of the leading causes of degenerative diseases.

It really is a drug and must be treated with the same caution as other illegal substance

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