Sugar is a substance extracted from plants like cane and sugar beet which is refined into a white crystalline substance.
Since their effect on the bloodstream, insulin, and brain are virtually the same, they are both considered sugar in the context of this video.
Sugars are addictive because they cause a supernatural release of dopamine in the brain.
Dopamine is the primary neurotransmitter involved in addiction.
In fact, multiple studies have now revealed that sugar and sweet rewards can not only substitute to addictive drugs, like cocaine but can even be more rewarding and attractive
The brain chemistry of those addicted to drugs and those addicted to sugar are virtually identical.
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