Dependent products: sugar

Sugar & Refined Carbs Almost Killed Me, But I Was Thin And No Diabetes (Health And Medical Video July 2018).

Who needs an examination of the genetic predisposition to diabetes.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you've already had a widespread harmful snack. Unhealthy foods are spread everywhere. Why do sugar and chocolate so attract us? Why is it so hard to refuse from meat and cheese?

One of our patients once contacted me for help. She had diabetes for 12 years, and even knowing what to avoid sweet foods, she used them. Especially when I was tired and annoyed. At such moments she wanted chocolate or cookies. And such cases were repeated every day. "I think I'm just a weak person," she said, and, shy of her weaknesses, did not discuss this problem with a dietitian. It is important to understand: the desire to eat any product is not caused by weak will or overeating. Traction is caused by the biological properties of products directly. In certain products, the chemical composition is such that they attract us in the same way as alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Let me explain more simply: only certain products can cause addiction. This food is pleasant to almost everyone. Four types of products cause biochemical effects that differ little from drugs. They are not as strong or as dangerous as drugs, but addictive causes no less. I described these effects in detail in a book called "Gastronomic Temptations." Here I will summarize the main points you should know. Four categories attract food - sugar, chocolate, cheese and meat.


Sugar is not just sweet. In addition to his taste, there is also the chemical reaction that he causes. Thus, it affects the brain in the same way as narcotics - morphine and heroin, for example - though not so much. That's the explanation for the fact that people want sugar, especially during stress.

How did we know that it causes such an effect? We investigated a therapeutic drug called Naloxone. It is commonly used in emergency departments to block the effects of heroin or other opiates. If a person gets overdose with heroin, doctors introduce "Naloxone", which helps to cope with the drug, working with brain receptors. The comatose drug addict, who is almost on the brink of death, quickly comes into contact with the dose of "Naloxone."

The researchers gave the drug to volunteers and offered them various sweet foods. After that, the amount of eaten sweet was compared to those who took the drug and those who did not take "Naloxone."

It turns out that this substance causes a significant decrease in traction to sugar. If you wanted to eat a donut or a piece of a pie, then "Naloxon", in the majority, blocks this desire. The effect is particularly pronounced for products that contain both sugar and fat: cookies, pies, ice cream.

"Naloxone" is administered intravenously, it is not a food dependency treatment, it is just an instrument of research. Experiments show that sugar not only acts on taste buds, it also stimulates the formation of narcotic chemicals in the brain. Just as intense physical training causes the release of endorphins, natural to the brain, sugar seems to make something very similar. Allow me to immediately clarify that it does not contain opiates. The faster the taste of sugar stimulates the release of opiates in the brain. In turn, these substances cause the release of another natural substance, called dopamine, which is the key to the centers of satisfaction of the brain. Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, and all the others - cause the release of dopamine. Sugar seems to do the same.

The data testify that, acting on the brain, it helps us to smooth out the pain and discomfort and creates an uplifted mood. It is not surprising that we have a tendency towards sweet products, especially when we are in a bad state of health.

Sugar also acts on babies for several hours from birth. When babies do blood tests, they scream much less if they were pre-eaten with sweetened water.

Neil D. Barnard, "Diabetes Mellitus, A Return Program", Alfa-Beta Publishing House, 2011

Dependent products: sugar

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