Sugar is Addictive and Unhealthy

“In a recent study, we showed that sugar, perhaps more than salt, contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease. Evidence is growing, too, that eating too much sugar can lead to fatty liver diseasehypertensionType 2 diabetesobesity and kidney disease.

Yet people can’t resist. And the reason for that is pretty simple. Sugar is addictive. And we don’t mean addictive in that way that people talk about delicious foods. We mean addictive, literally, in the same way as drugs. And the food industry is doing everything it can to keep us hooked. Today added sugar is everywhere, used in approximately 75 percent of packaged foods purchased in the United States. The average American consumes anywhere from a quarter to a half pound of sugar a day.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/opinion/sugar-season-its-everywhere-and-addictive.html?emc=edit_th_20141223&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=68143430

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