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Sugar spikes the release of dopamine in your brain in a similar way to cocaine or prescription opiates, so how do you stop the cravings?

Just like hard drugs, namely cocaine and heroin, sugar spikes the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens area of your brain. Dopamine is a neurohormone and is created several different ways in the brain, especially when stimulated by drugs like cocaine, nicotine, prescription opiates, and yes, sugar. Regular sugar consumption, it has been scientifically concluded, inhibits the so-called “action” of the dopamine transporter, meaning daily sugar binging eventually reduces how much dopamine is produced and carried through pathways in your brain, including areas responsible for pleasure and reward.  Read more.....

 

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