Over half of Americans live with a chronic illness, primarily due to the overconsumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates. In our society, the overabundance of delicacies is hard to resist. It is unhealthy to overeat, and when that becomes a habit, eventually we become addicted to food and can’t stop eating.
SWEETS AND REFINED CARBOHYDRATES ARE ADDICTIVE AND HARMFUL TO THE HUMAN BODY.
One reason it is difficult for many to stick to decisions about food is that their bodies betray their mental commitment. At first, it seems fun to eat whatever we desire. However, that momentary pleasure is fleeting. Unfortunately, sweets and refined carbohydrates are addictive and harmful to the human body.
Addiction is a compulsive repetition of an activity despite life-damaging consequences. Regrettably, people become addicted to sugar and carbs to the point that it causes excessive weight or health issues. Take the time now to watch this five-minute Ted-Ed video, “How Does Sugar Affect the Brain?” by the neuroscientist Nicole Avena, Ph.D.: https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-this-is-how-sugar-affects-your-brain.1 This video explains how we get hooked on foods with a high sugar content.