I was reading an article in National Geographic, of all places, yesterday that was titled Sugar. It was a history of sugar cane dating back to 1000 B.C. and was very interesting. How it invaded islands and pushed out native peoples and crops. How it grew into one of the largest money crops because as each culture was introduced to it, they craved it more and more. And how it went from an ingredient of kings, to a staple of the poor.
It is a very pleasurable substance. One thing that stood out to me, was that sugar has a very similar affect on our minds as cocaine or heroin. Wow, that was a shock. I knew it was addicting, but I didn't realize that it was that much. That's why we struggle to purge it from our diets, and why one "hit" of it can easily cause a downward spiral. Erasing the hard work we have done.
So while diabetes may not be caused by the candy craving sugar addict's diet…it certainly isn't helped by the fact that it's such a cravable substance.
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