Cocaine Addiction and Sugar

Do you think cocaine is addictive? Most people do, yet they deny that food is addictive. Remarks like eat less and exercise more are as futile as telling an alcoholic to simply not drink as much. Research has found that cocaine addicted rats work eight times harder to get sugar than cocaine. The researchers are quoted as saying, “Cocaine reward pales in comparison to sugar.” Other research found that even when giving rats electric shocks they will still continue to eat and seek sugar. Sugar is not like other foods and all calories are not the same. Sugar excites the reward part of your brain that activates addiction. Food and sugar specifically is biologically addictive — this is not an issue of willpower and just eat less is never going to cut it. If you can’t moderate, then the only answer is abstinence. Find out more at

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