It's one addiction that won't land you in court or an inpatient rehab. But sugar - as anyone who mainlines sweets can attest - can be just as habit-forming as cocaine.
Researchers at Princeton University studying bingeing and dependency in rats have found that when the animals ingest large amounts of sugar, their brains undergo changes similar to the changes in the brains of people who abuse illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin.
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Fortunately there are natural ways to curb the cravings while you wean your body off of the sugar.
Just as you would any other chemical addiction. you have to replace vital nutrient that have been depleted by the substances abuse.
An example cigarette smokers are deficient in Vitamin C because smoking leaches Vitamin C from the body.