The sugar-free diet is very fashionable. Even if the motivation is very strong to suppress it, it is often difficult. Is not sugar a drug just like cigarettes or alcohol?
Sugar is first of all a pleasure we know from childhood and remains engraved in our brain. But sugar can kill ... slowly. However, it gives life to our muscles and our brain which is the essential fuel.
Vitamin C too much, we piss it, sugar, we keep it
However, when the sugar is absorbed in too large quantities, our body does not know how to manage it anymore, but does not want to throw it away: this sugar is then put in reserve in the form of fat, thus makes grow and even causes the appearance of diabetes. Obesity and diabetes, today's epidemics. In addition, too much blood sugar makes rusty arteries small and large, hence the appearance of cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin C in excess, we piss, sugar, we keep it!
Sugar is also a sweetness, but an addictive sweetness
In humans, the attraction for sweetness is present from birth, and even during the last weeks of fetal life, when taste receptors are functional. Sweet is an innate flavor, that of childhood, which is always associated with pleasure and remains forever engraved in the brain. Sugar acts on the brain centers of reward and pleasure by stimulating the dopamine pathways.
Does he create an addiction? We can not talk about sugar addiction, since we have never observed people who consume compulsorily powdered sugar or pieces of sugar.. However, on radios of the brain, it appears that the consumption of sugary products acts on the same regions of the brain as many drugs. This brings pleasure, it soothes and we want to come back. Experiments with rats show that the taste of sweet is stronger than that of cocaine. Scientists have even shown, still in mice, that between two choices, self-inject cocaine or drink sweet water, rats preferred the sweet!