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post #11 of 18 Old 05-07-2012, 01:20 AM
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Okay...maybe its my blood sugar levels making me paranoid , but I can't help to wonder when I see stuff like this if someone does't want to see sugar futures take a hit in say, a year or so...or maybe have more of it for biofuels? I mean, remember how that Atkin (sp) diet affected orange juice and donut sales...signficantly?

Other than that, the poison is always in the dose. But, cocaine? I think not. There is no evidence that biochemical pathways of sugar in the human body include the manufacture of a highly addicting compound - as does cocain. But, there is and has been for decades and decades clear evidence that most things in the human diet contain sugar that will be injested as, or broken down to glucose and fructose...and a few other sugars. If sugar is as bad as cocaine, one would have to eliminate bread, fruit, and a lot of other "staples" from their diet, leavng little more than an Atkins type diet.

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post #12 of 18 Old 05-07-2012, 05:26 AM
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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.
I am this way with potato chips. Open a bag and in a day (or sometimes an hour), it's gone.

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I do believe that sugar, along with food in general can be addictive.

BUT certainly not as addictive as cocaine!

I know that if I eat/drink things heavy with sugar for a while I have a hard time stopping it. Not anything absolutely crazy though, and if I keep myself busy, I usually manage to switch to water and healthier foods :).
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I mean, remember how that Atkin (sp) diet affected orange juice and donut sales...signficantly?
That's very true. I remember (many years ago) all different articles in newspapers that there is no good in cherries. Or couple years later bananas. Or some other food. Which was a total BS (because say bananas are good for the heart with all the potassium, and cherries are full of vit/min (as many other berries), etc.). When I hear something is bad for you or good for you (when a simple common sense tells me it sounds strange) I always question myself how true it is, and what if it's a simply an ad paid by someone.

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We try to eliminate sugar from our diet as much as possible. Yeah, I got a bag of mini snickers in the cabinet but I try REALLY hard not to eat them LOL!
Sugar is proven to feed cancer (or so they say now) so we do our best to eat as little as possible. Kid gets an ice cream every Friday, eats fruit, and there is 5 grams of sugar in her daily yogurts but that's about it. It's soooo hard! There is SUGAR in EVERYTHING!

EDIT: Same problem with salt which is highly addictive (or so they say). It's so bad for your heart, but again it's in EVERYTHING!

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When we were kids we hardly ever got to eat ice cream, candy bars and pop. That was very rare. Im glad because I think that I haven't developed a "need" to have it all the time. On occasions I will bake some cookies and inhale more cookie dough than I made cookies but that's rare.

But we ate a lot of rice, bread and potatoes. So the starches I have a hard time staying away from...love me some fried taters..uh hum....

I can see why it might be called "addictive".
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I use to not need sugar but when I was a horse groom for a few summers, I needed every bit of energy to get through the day, now two years later I am still fighting sugar cravings I never had before. Also that job, because of fried food, I now have heart burn just smelling fryer oil.
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When we were kids we hardly ever got to eat ice cream, candy bars and pop. That was very rare. Im glad because I think that I haven't developed a "need" to have it all the time.


I can see why it might be called "addictive".
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Same here, it's very rare indeed though. It's just shocking that this is what it has come down to.. cancer cells with receptors that feast off of sugar.

And yes it's definitely in everything, same as salt.

It just comes down to that balance I suppose. What I do know is some people are more "addicted" than others.

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