A food you consume every day is actually a mind-altering substance

The science behind getting addicted to sugar. Studies have shown that sugar causes the brain to release dopamine, a chemical only released when we’re presented with a rewarding stimulus. Because dopamine makes us feel good, we’re more likely to seek out the stimuli that triggers it; sugar, in particular, provides dopamine highs even more intense than that caused by cocaine. And like drugs, we experience withdrawal symptoms — like depression, anxiety, and cravings — when we reduce our sugar intake. Read full article here

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