Scientists are often compared with drug dependence of sugar. The excessive amount of sweets cause us a sense of euphoria and give extra energy, health info reports with reference to psychologies.ru.
When sugar enters the blood, central nervous system transmits impulses to the part of the brain responsible for pleasure and affection. It would seem, what's wrong? We really want to treat yourself often sweet, when we are tired or upset about something. Who does not have seized chocolate a bad mood or a bad novel?
However, in February 2015 experts of the French National Center for Scientific Research in Bordeaux published experimental data, which prove that the sugar with regular use in large doses causes addiction is akin to drug. And the more sweet we consume, the more we want and the harder it is to stop.
It is, of course, only refined sugar and fast carbohydrates contained in carbonated soft drinks, packaged juices, candies, cookies, desserts and pastries store. The natural sugar (honey, fruits, stevia) and slow carbohydrates (whole grains and vegetables) processed by the body into energy and bring him benefit.
The usual sugar for industrial processing loses nutritional value, and its abuse leads to addiction, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Like many obsessive-compulsive disorder, sugar addiction, if you do not fight it, with time progresses. The physician-nutritionist Laurent Chevallier summarizes this phenomenon with the phrase: "Sugar is sugar requires." Sometimes we start to have more and more sweet, not even giving ourselves in this report. Just comply with the requirements of the body.
Check yourself. Here are four signs of sugar addiction. If you have at least one, should seriously think and start to control the intake of sweets.
1. Sweet calms you
Ice cream to lighten the mood at the end of a hard day, eclair, to cool down after a quarrel with her beloved. Familiar situation? Often, first there is a psychological or emotional dependence on sweets, which can lead to physiological. We justify ourselves when are drawn for the 20 th sweet: "Today was a bad day. We need somehow to relieve stress, and tomorrow I will sit on a diet. "
But it is not even overweight. If you seize dessert tired or in a bad mood, chocolate chew, when nervous or afraid, it is an alarming symptom.
Try not to seize the emotions, or at least make it more useful way. Put the cake, take a carrot or an apple. Replacing seems unequal? Cake calms and carrots - no, then you are a step away from the sugar addiction.
2. you feel the need in sweet
Although the brink here is thin, do not confuse love to eat and the food addiction. "It is important to distinguish between the desire of the requirements," - says Laurent Chevalier. Desire can be left unsatisfied, while the need to determine the irresistible, it subjects us to his will.
There is nothing wrong, if you like, for example, on the occasion of the cheesecake and order it in a restaurant. Or sometimes you go to your favorite pastry shop for the tender eclairs.
Another story when you do not know measures and can not stop or give up the sweet, sure to buy a cake, when you go to the store and do not think dinner without dessert. For the expert the fundamental marker of addiction - compulsive consumption of sugary foods.
3. SWEET WITHOUT YOU feel uneasy
This behavior is typical for the different types of addiction. When the next dose is not available, you feel nervousness light, which gradually turns into anxiety and irritation. But it is necessary to meet the need, as a good mood returned.
4. you compensate for a lack of sugar
By reducing the consumption of sweets, many attack the fast food - pizza, burgers, chips, etc. The body is trying to have fun in other ways. This is similar to when people start to quit smoking there are a lot of sweets or nuts. As a result, the dependence is replaced by another one.
How to cope with sugar addiction?
sugar-based mechanism is no different from the drug. You eat candy - your brain gets pleasure - you will reach for the next one. To break out of this circle is only one way: to radically revise your diet.
Stop drinking sugary drinks and buy at the store candy, cakes, cookies, etc. Just give up desserts do not need. It does not matter if you pamper yourself to a delicious cake during Saturday dinner or friend's birthday.
It can be useful to prepare desserts at home on the basis of honey and dried fruits (in moderation). But on industrial products with chemical sugar substitutes a seat is not necessary. They do more harm than good. Replacing carbohydrates faster slow, you can rearrange your diet for a couple of weeks.
Any nutritionist will confirm that the body can synthesize glucose from proteins and other substances, so that the vital need to eat sugar or starch in man there. If during the day you feel a lack of energy, just let yourself healthy snack. Sugarless.