Remember When Sugar Wasn’t the New Cocaine?

I enjoyed this particular blog from Mark as I am now following a diet that reduces my sugar intake to 15g per day over 6 servings of carbs per day. Let me just say – what an eye opener! I lost 8 lbs within the first week and I wasn’t to religious but now I am gearing up and who knew that sugar was everywhere! It’s the new cocaine for sure.

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Last week Sixty Minutes aired a segment titled “Is Sugar Toxic?” that reported scientific evidence that the added sugar in various foods causes a variety of ailments such as heart disease, cancer, and looking like a whale.  One neuroscientist, Eric Stice, stated that his studies show that the effects of sugar on the brain are similar to the effects of cocaine.  I pictured frenzied people tapping out Domino packets onto pocket mirrors and snorting lines with plastic coffee stirrers.

When did sugar get to be so dangerous?  Was it really that bad?  I remembered summer camp when a fellow camper put 19 packets of sugar into her tea and spent the rest of the day in a spin-art machine.

Years ago, when I was a young and impressionable smart-aleck, Nancy Reagan told me to “Just Say No” to drugs.  “It stands to reason,” I said to myself after…

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