We all know that too much sugar🍬🍰🍭🍩 is bad for us. So why is it so hard to stop eating it😫? Cause they hide it in everything and its EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE! Dr. Nicole Avena of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai tells The Huffington Post that “pizza🍕 is the most addictive food by far due to the hidden sugar you'll find in just once slice. The tomato sauce on the pizza, for example, can have more sugar than a few Oreos.” Other extremely addictive foods are chips, cookies🍪 and ice cream🍨. The least addictive food was found to be cucumbers 🥒🥒🥒🥒( you can eat as much as you want of these!)
🍭the most addictive foods are the ones which are high on the glycemic index.
🍭studies suggest that highly-palatable, highly-processed foods can produce behaviors and changes in the brain that one would use to diagnose an addiction, like drugs and alcohol
🍭sugar contributes to cardiovascular disease, as well as liver disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer's disease.
🦄So when @mindbodygreen posted their #mbgnosugarweek it made me very excited!!!Many of my patients are already joining me in this challenge, which really should be a way of life.
Update: I made it through the whole week without any added sugar! I am excited to say that having foods with added sugar now are just too sweet for me. This is amazing because I really have a sweet tooth and thought that it was going to be harder than it was. I highly recommend trying this, it was kind of a reset for my taste buds and it really worked!