You know sugar isn’t good for you – But
why? Why is this seemingly innocent, powdery white
substance so demonized? Sugar is a chemical substance that our bodies
need, but in its natural form, it comes with a buffer of fiber, pectin, or some other,
more easily metabolized substance. In natural fruits, sugar is easily digested
by the body because it is in a low enough quantity, added by buffers, so that your body
can break it down slowly. Enter – the processed, high-fructose, sucralose,
cane sugar. These sugars cannot be broken down by the
body. New studies show that the highly processed
sugars we are consuming are as addictive as cocaine. We’re also eating about 160 pounds of it
annually, and we aren’t exactly cave men and women who need it as we did in Paleolithic
times, to help us store fat for the winter. It’s now cheaper to eat a candy bar full
of processed sugar than it is to eat an apple. We eat the candy bar, the cookies, and the
cakes, but we also eat sugar in foods we didn’t even know had processed sugars in them, like
applesauce or granola, spaghetti sauce, or even foods sold as “diet” foods. So Why is sugar bad for you? Because it is like cocaine, and food manufacturers
know that. They want you addicted to their sugary foods
— not eating an apple. That’s because the more you eat these foods,
just as with any addiction, the more you want them. Your brain rewards the behavior, but then
ups the ante. Eating one candy bar doesn’t make you feel
as good as eating two, then three, and so on. The next time you crave sugar, ask yourself
– have you been the guinea pig for a chemical experiment? That’s right. Put down the sugar. Your health depends on it.

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Reader Comments

  1. Kai Widman

    Yea sugar is like cocaine in the sense that it's a white powder but that's about it. Sugar is nothing like cocaine. Don't use false analogies to be deceitful and trick people into thinking it's poison. Yes people eat too much, and it makes people fat, but the exact same thing goes for McDonald's Burgers.

  2. iagofravi

    Does it have negative effects in health at all? I get the point that it may be addictive, but in my opinion it is not such a big deal.
    I eat a lot of processed sugar and I am healthy, so it doesn't make damage. Of course it is noth the better thing I could eat, but I think that it is not a problem.
    Plus, there are Health Services that tell the consumers what is good and what is bad, and they ban the products that harm your bofy. Sugar is not banned, hence it cannot be so bad.
    I get your point, I liked the video but I would like to see more sources or real explanations.

  3. Stanisล‚aw Iskorostinskij

    Soo… Why exactly is it bad? ๐Ÿ˜€ just by being addictive it does not become bad. This video was well cropped so that it is not too long, but there is no proper explanation what happens with sugar after it is no longer able to be stored in liver and muscles etc. Good video overall, but it could use actual explaination ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thao Tran

    By the way, sometimes sugar helps in concentrate on what weโ€™re working on such as project, games, and more!

    So is sugar really that bad for you? answer โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”->Yes but helps you work.

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