Sugar is a Drug?

 

 
I am in agreement with the following comments made by Hungry for Change
It’s been labeled the sweetest poison, toxic, and harmful, and recently in ‘Hungry For Change’… a drug. Unfortunately it does seem a little extreme to label a food as a drug but when you look at how sugar (especially the highly refined and processed kinds) are metabolized by your body then you can begin to understand why. 

Sugar when taken in excessive amounts can lead to cravings and addictions, quite similar to those with alcohol and tobacco, yet we have no problem labeling them as drugs. As Jason Vale says from the 'Hungry For Change' film, "it's illegal to give a child cigarettes and alcohol, and so it should be, but it's not illegal to give them white refined sugar or refined fats."
We're allowing ourselves and our children to become addicted to this substance causing soaring rates of obesity, one of the leading causes of preventable death.
Tomorrow I will post some of my thoughts on how we can reduce the level of sugar we consume.