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post #1 of 18 Old 05-06-2012, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Death by Sugary Goodness??

I don't know if anyone else watched the segment on 60 minutes about sugar.. but apparently there is new research that it's actually harmful and "as addictive as cocaine" ????

Is sugar toxic? - CBS News

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http://video.foxnews.com/v/156356317...ugar-is-toxic/
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_1...in;contentBody

There's a video on there as well of the whole segment.

What's everyone's thoughts? I personally LOVE my bit of chocolate and dessert after meals.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-06-2012, 06:38 AM
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im eating a block of chocolate as write this :) I love my sweet foods :)
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I am also a sugar addict, but I don't see too many of the very harmful side effects of cocaine and illegal drugs. People don't "turn tricks" for a Hersey bar. I believe it is not very good for you ( like most processed foods are). I also worry about diabetes later in life.
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I think if consumed in moderation, just like anything else, it is ok. I briefly read the article and it seemed to speak about consuming lots of sugar (i.e. Non-diet sodas, ice cream and such) rather than in moderation.

I also like a bite or two of something sweet after a meal. But I'm not one to drink multiple non-diet drinks throughout the day or eat candy bars. I just don't have that much of a craving for sweet.

Now...potato chips on the other hand...

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I know right? Potato chips are the best!

It's just so strange. When they made that comparison that sugar was as addictive as cocaine.. it just made me all paranoid.

I agree that everything in moderation is key to being healthy, but it was very shocking nevertheless. Did you watch the study that they did with people drinking coolaid over the course of two weeks?? They had increased LBD cholesterol counts in their blood!

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It's just so strange. When they made that comparison that sugar was as addictive as cocaine.. it just made me all paranoid.
Sky, I think it's a BS. If you eat half of the cake for your b-day, do you start eating half of the cake every day after that? I don't think so.
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Sugar is addictive to certain persons. I am one of them. If I get off of sugar, like two weeks, I find the craving for it goes away, but if I have a small amount, then I crave sugar at every meal and in between. I am very bad at eating sugar in moderation. Who's idea of moderation? It varies a lot from person to person. But, I can never eat one piece of cake and not want another. NEVER. Only the presence of other people or social convention keeps me from eating 3 pieces or 4. I behave very much with sugar as an alky behaves with alchohol.
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I hope it's BS though a lot of scientists have been researching it and so far it seems to be holding its own. Though if someone were to take a lot of one vitamin then there would be repercussions too.

I do think moderation comes into play.

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But, I can never eat one piece of cake and not want another. NEVER. Only the presence of other people or social convention keeps me from eating 3 pieces or 4. I behave very much with sugar as an alky behaves with alchohol.
Likewise, but I have gotten much better about it.

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tiny, but that's pretty much true about ANYTHING. I'm addictive to sunflower seeds. Truly: got the bag and couldn't stop till I'm done with it. Eventually I just forced myself to stop completely - I don't buy/eat them at all ever since. Same with popcorn for some people, chips, almonds, you name it. It has nothing to do with "sugar" per say.

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