Sugar is not such a sweet deal af­ter all

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Sally-Ann Creed, nu­tri­tional ther­a­pist and au­thor of nu­mer­ous books, in­clud­ing the provoca­tive, best­selling, co-au­thored Real Meal Revo­lu­tion, is the per­fect per­son to an­swer #Trend­ing’s ques­tions. Does sugar ad­dic­tion ex­ist?

I do not be­lieve this kind of ad­dic­tion is akin to co­caine ad­dic­tion, but it is a very strong psy­cho­log­i­cal de­sire for sweet and sug­ary foods. You will not ex­pe­ri­ence the shakes or need to be tied down if you stop us­ing sugar; you will sim­ply feel a lit­tle off colour for a day or so, then start feel­ing won­der­ful. What are some of the mis­con­cep­tions about sugar ad­dic­tion?

The main one I think is that it’s a proper drug ad­dic­tion. I do not be­lieve this. But many peo­ple be­lieve sugar is harm­less. It’s not; it is a white poi­son.

In­ci­den­tally, sugar is sugar is sugar, whether it’s ra­padura sugar, brown sugar, or­ganic sugar,

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SWEET A nu­tri­tional ther­a­pist says no one needs

sugar, but most peo­ple love the taste

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