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Foods More Addictive Than Drugs

Some times ago I have read an article on "The Telegraph" about the danger of sugar addiction.

Searching the web, I have discovered that the US researchers have found that the sugar is eight time more addictive than cocaine.

I believe that most of us know that the refined sugar is not good for our body and our health.
Now the researchers are warning us that, if we consume too much sugar, we will be unable to get rid of this habit.

The sugar is not the only food that causes addiction.
People know that some foods are not healthy and they should not consume them, but they cannot resist.

Here is an excerpt of the foods listed as addictive:

Sweet Fatty Foods, like Cheesecake, or Oreos cookies

Sweet sodas

Refined sugar

Humans have always consumed fats and sugar, since the ancient times.
The problem, in our days, is how food is processed.

Refined sugar and bad fats are concentrated in small quantity of food.
This leads to an over consumption and creates serious health problems and dependency.

Try to reduce sugar from your daily diet, this is a good step to be healthier.


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Akshar wrote on December 16, 2014, 12:41 PM

After reading this article I doubt if am addicted to sugar.. I want to stop taking cakes and pastries to loose some weight..but the moment I see those things, I cant control myself.. even if my brain says no, my mind will say just one last time! emoticon :smile: emoticon :grin:

nbaquero wrote on December 16, 2014, 5:35 PM

LadyDuck What a great surprise! I though you had forgotten about this site. Regarding your post, it is so true, sugar needs to be consumed in moderation, but we continue consuming sugary foods in excess, and if we think about the addictive effect it is even worse staying within healthy consumption limits.

bestwriter wrote on December 16, 2014, 6:35 PM

Thanks God, the list does not include chocolates - I am addicted. (lol)

scheng1 wrote on December 17, 2014, 8:20 AM

Cocaine kills quicker than sugar. Sugar does kill, but it kills so slowly and painfully.

marialy18 wrote on December 24, 2014, 11:24 AM

This is true because I am more addicted to caffeine and all its form, colas, coffees and others

maxeen wrote on January 2, 2015, 7:31 AM

Black chocolate, with it's sugar as well,is now said to be good for us. How true it is I don't know.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 7:33 AM

Sorry for the delay in replying to this comment. I have not forgot about this site and I plan to come more often. Especially after the bad surprise I had on the other site (you know what I mean).

momathome wrote on January 2, 2015, 7:51 AM

I know I'm addicted to my Dr. Pepper, lol. My husband always says that if I died, he would hook up my IV to a Dr. Pepper dispenser and I'd come right back to life -- the sad part? He's probably right! lol.

ison1 wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:08 AM

Hello. I have made a real effort to reduce the amount of processed food I eat. But I can't have my tea without sugar and I have many cups a day :(

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:38 AM

I am also addicted to chocolate and I like the dark chocolate, almost no sugar in it :)

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:39 AM

So true, sugar is a slow killer, but it can do a lot of damage to our body and make our life unpleasant.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:40 AM

I do not drink tea, but coffee, I use very little sugar and never white sugar, at least I limit the danger.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:41 AM

LOL, it seems you really love this drink. I am only addicted to coffee, with only a little bit of raw sugar (not white).

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:43 AM

I am also addicted to coffee, but not to colas. I try to use very little sugar.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:44 AM

Yes, black chocolate is good for us. I only buy dark chocolate and I eat a small piece every day.

scheng1 wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:47 AM

And yet we cannot deny ourselves of chocolate, ice-cream and everything else with sugar.

seren3 wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:57 AM

This caught my eye as just in the past couple of days Dr. Mercola published an article about recent research showing that sugar more than fats is linked to heart disease.

Anja wrote on January 2, 2015, 9:00 AM

Honestly? I think they say things like "8 times more addictive than cocaine" to get publicity. When was the last time you saw anyone commit a violent crime to get money to buy sugar?

nbaquero wrote on January 2, 2015, 9:22 AM

No problem at all, I know you always reply to comments, no matter what emoticon :winking:

bestwriter wrote on January 2, 2015, 9:23 AM

Dark chocolate is in fact good for health.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 10:11 AM

I have not read the report by Dr. Mercola, but I have read a report by Swiss doctors saying the same thing.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 10:11 AM

It's only because it is cheap, wait and see if it has the same price as cocaine ;)

Anja wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:13 AM

I love sugar, but even when I have nothing sweet in the house, I don't go out raving and killing. Sugar may be addictive in some sense, but it isn't the same as a drug addiction. Researchers find the results that please the people who funded the research studies, in my opinion.

cmarvel wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:19 AM

I wish I could strip my sugar craving away just like that and throwing it into the abyss I would, but it is easier said than done. And I was doing very well, and then Christmas festivities set in, then my cravings returned. It's like a bad drug habit that I need to kick.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:25 AM

I am with you on this. I have never seen people killing for a class of coke or for a candy, but this is a way to let people know that sugar addiction is dangerous like a drug.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:26 AM

I am not very addicted to sugar, but I like to have a piece of chocolate while I watch the TV. I am not sure that this is really a healthy habit.

cmarvel wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:36 AM

I now feel better knowing that I don't have the worst bad habits, oh sorry, I should be encouraging you to get rid of yours. Hey we all, or at least most of us, have that sugary monkey on his back.

VinceSummers wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:42 AM

I'm not sure about addictive, but I do have to admit (because of having tried the South Beach diet) that everything tasted different after removing sugar from my diet for a couple of weeks. Cream in my coffee provided all the sweetness I needed (and even now, off the diet, need). Low levels of sugars, whether dairy sugar, fruit sugar -- whatever -- more than sufficed to provide sweetness.

LadyDuck wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:51 AM

I almost never use sugar and the few times that I taste sugar in my coffee I find the taste too sweet and unpleasant. I believe that we are addicted to many food that are not good for our health.

suzzy3 wrote on January 2, 2015, 12:11 PM

I gave up sugar in my tea and it was very difficult , I use a sweetener now but I can see how addictive it is .

momathome wrote on January 2, 2015, 5:30 PM

LadyDuck Dr. Pepper is my coffee (I never have developed a taste for coffee, ugh) lol. I have to have my caffine in the morning -- I'm not a morning person and I just can't function without it.

LadyDuck wrote on January 3, 2015, 4:51 AM

I gave up sugar in my coffee, I try not to add sweetener, this is also addictive, but sometimes the coffee is too strong and I need a sweetener.

bleekley wrote on January 3, 2015, 10:10 PM

The chapter "How Eating Makes You Hungry" in THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Agatston explains the physiology of carbohydrates (sugars and starches) addiction. The diet supposedly kicks the addiction but didn't for me.

LadyDuck wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:57 AM

I am Italian, I can renounce to sugar, but not to pasta. I reduced the quantity and I only eat pasta a couple of times a week, but this is part of my habits, I am too old to change.

Louemham wrote on January 7, 2015, 7:30 PM

I confess, I am a lover of sugar. However, I have recently started a healthy eating plan and have considerably reduced my intake. Hopefully it continues!

nbaquero wrote on January 14, 2015, 9:02 PM

louemham one of the first things I did when I decided to eat healthier was to reduce my sugar intake. It definitely made a big difference.

nbaquero wrote on January 14, 2015, 9:12 PM

maxeen as long as there is 80 per cent cocoa content dark chocolate is a good addition to our diets.

Deema wrote on January 18, 2015, 8:51 AM

Even though we know it is unhealthy, we cannot help ourselves. So yes, I agree it IS addictive!

trufflehunter wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:58 AM

Ideally, sugar should be omitted altogether (the refined, processed kind). Our bodies were never meant to consume that stuff, especially in coca cola!