Daily Archives: May 9, 2012

Is Sugar a Drug?

Can sugar be as addictive as cocaine? Food addiction was never something I learned in school, but now I think I’m a believer. The Nutrition Action Health Letter recently had their lead article devoted to food addiction and I just received an email entitled “Sugar Is A Drug”. They introduce their email showing Jamie Oliver’s TED award speech and for good reason. The wheel barrel scene where he pours the sugar onto the stage shows the horrifying amount of sugar our children ingest. It’s worse now than in the 1970s. Watch the video. http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html Sugar shows up everywhere: Baked beans, dried cranberries, ketchup, cream substitutes, BBQ Sauce, reduced fat salad dressings, […]