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  1. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Sugar Addiction | How to Beat a Sugar Addiction that is Crippling You
    Thomas DeLauer



    Published on Apr 18, 2017
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    Sugar Addiction | How to Beat a Sugar Addiction that is Crippling You

    Sugar Overview

    Humans have an evolutionary pull towards sweet foods

    Consuming too much sugar is tied to many health problems, most notably:
    ● Type-2 diabetes
    ● Obesity
    ● Cardiovascular disease
    ● Chronic inflammation

    Sugar is hidden in processed foods - breads, candy, frozen foods, baked goods, sodas and even canned goods.

    We are recommended from the FDA is to keep our daily added sugar intake to less than 10% of our total calories, but the closer to zero the better.

    The World Health Organization suggests a lower quantity of sugar each day, suggesting that the FDA guideline may be a bit too high.

    The average American consumes around 13% to 16% of their total calories from added sugars. This is about 32 teaspoons of added sugar daily!

    These kinds of foods are new to humans, so our bodies are not made to consume so much sugar.

    These added sugars are extremely dangerous for our health - some of the many names of added sugars include:
    ● Dextrose
    ● Fructose
    ● Corn syrup
    ● High-fructose corn syrup
    ● Glucose
    ● Sucrose
    ● Maltose
    ● Lactose
    ● And many more!

    Sugar is Addictive!

    So why do we consume so much sugar even when we know that it isn’t good for us?

    Consuming sweet foods triggers the reward centers in our brains

    This reward circuitry is similar to that of drug abuse!
    ● Both induce the release of dopamine and opioids, which give us positive feelings

    Additionally, sugar displays the 4 characteristics of an addictive substance:
    1. Bingeing
    2. Withdrawal
    3. Cravings
    4. Cross-sensitization
    a. Example is when one is sensitized to amphetamines they will tend to show an escalated intake of cocaine (ie gateway drugs)

    One study on rats found that sweet foods are actually more addictive than cocaine!
    ● Rats were given the choice between saccharin-infused water (a calorie-free sweetener) and intravenous cocaine
    ● 94% of the rats chose the sugar!
    ● The same preference was shown for sugar water
    ● This preference did not change even when the rats were highly addicted to cocaine

    Imagine of the human brain has found neuroadaptations in the brains of obese individuals that mimic those of individuals cocaine and other drugs.

    How to Overcome the Addiction

    Just like any addiction, a sugar addiction can be overcome.

    Here are some tips:

    1. Avoid processed foods
    a. Eat more whole foods, eat less to no processed foods.
    b. Processed foods have tons of added sugar in them, often as high-fructose corn syrup, a highly processed sweetener that is horrible for your health.
    2. Eat natural sweets, such as berries.
    3. Eat a full breakfast, lunch and dinner, and keep healthy snacks around
    a. Try not to allow yourself to get too hungry or you will likely give into temptation
    4. Exercise and meditate
    a. Moving your body and calming your mind will help you control cravings
    5. Get 8 hours of sleep
    a. When we are exhausted or stressed we are more likely to give into temptation
    6. Drink 8 or more glasses of water per day
    a. This will keep you full and cravings low

    Do these things for 2 weeks and you will find your cravings disappear!

    When you do decide to use added sweeteners, use natural sweeteners, such as local honey and 100% maple syrup.

    Make your own desserts to be sure that you are not consuming processed sugars.

    When you have a craving, have an apple, go for a run, or take a small meditation break.

    References

    1. Know your limits for added sugars
    https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/data-st...

    2. Intense sweetness surpasses cocaine reward
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    3. Where people around the world eat the most sugar and fat
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/w...

    4. Evidence for sugar addiction: behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar consumption
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
     
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    Sugar 'is as addictive as cocaine': Warning cutting it out may lead to withdrawal symptoms similar to a drug addict going cold turkey
    • Cutting out sugar may lead to depression and even behavioural disorders
    • Experts are increasingly worried about consumption of sugar in Britain
    • Average sugar intake is nearly three times the recommended limit, according to Public Health England, and is driving up obesity, tooth decay and heart disease


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4821706/Sugar-just-addictive-cocaine.html#ixzz4qmmBjzXN
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    I've given up sugar/starch since Feb and down 60 pounds. Sugar is toxic.
     
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    Congrats on the weight loss.

    Years ago I read an article on sugar called The White Death. It was worth reading. If I get a chance I'm going to see if I can find it on line. If I do I'll post it.
     
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    We substitute honey for sugar in our drinks. We don't use sugar for anything else unless the wife unit bakes. Lots of honey in all types in Florida. I usually buy from a honey farm on SR-60 in central Florida or one of several road stands. Cannot get any fresher or more raw than that.
     
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    Honey is approx 85% sugar by weight. Does it have some benefits over sugar, probably, but it's still mostly sugar. Sugar is 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Glucose can be used by every cell in the body, but fructose is ONLY metabolized in the liver, and mostly gets turned into fat. That fat stays in the liver and too much causes fatty liver which gets you heading down the path to metabolic disease (hyperinsulinemia, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease).

    Interestingly enough, our bodies metabolize alcohol and sugar in a very similar manor. There are kids showing up at doctors now with fatty liver disease and other symptoms that look just like chronic alcoholism.
     
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