How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena | TED-Ed

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

Source: How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena | TED-Ed

Quit Sugar

By far, this was the first and still remains the most substantial decisions I have made to improve my health. I have constantly complained of chronic pains, miscellaneous inflammations, and skin problems; I could not help noticing how all these issues diminished by quitting refined sugar.

If I could do it, so can you