The Verdict on Sugar Addiction
Common sense seems to support sugar addiction, but what’s the scientific community have to say? Doctor Nicole Avena with the University of Florida tells us: “Sugar, as common as it is, nonetheless meets the criteria for a substance of abuse and may be ‘addictive’ for some individuals when consumed in a ‘binge-like’ manner.” She goes on: “This conclusion is reinforced by the changes in limbic system neurochemistry that are similar for the drugs and for sugar.”
Sugar addiction is real and is a real problem. In part two, we’ll explore how to break sugar addiction, and how to avoid becoming addicts without having to give up everything sweet forever.
A big thanks to Jonathan for the great info on sugar addiction! Check back next Thursday for the second part of this sugar-addiction series. And in the meantime, be sure to check out Jonathan’s book, his podcast and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! —Jenn