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Is Sugar More Addictive than Heroin?

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Is sugar really that bad?

There are so many mixed messages in our media it can be confusing! Kimberly will give you the facts on this sweet topic. Listen as she discusses with a Registered Dietician the truth about sugar and if there  is  a healthy substitute.

Is sugar really a drug?

Some people claim that the process sugar cane is taken through to produce that white stuff we Americans are so addicted to is the same process that opium poppies are taken through to produce heroine, they claim that this is not a food; it is a drug and like all drugs, when you ingest sugar it has profound effects on your body. The moment your body registers that you've eaten sugar, it tells your body to fuel itself on the sugar and carbs rather than burn fat for energy. 
Sugar picks you up and lets you down ("sugar blues"). The media reports that sugar:

  • interferes with clear mental processing
  • interferes with natural energy
  • and is unquestionably linked as a cause of diabetes

The more you eat, the more you crave. Before you reach for that sweet snack, listen in to my show, your body and mind depend upon it.

Warning: Don't eat before listening to the show!