19 Jul EXPLORING THE SIMILARITIES AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUGAR ADDICTION AND OPIOID ADDICTION
3/4ths of all packaged foods contain added sugar, causing us to consume more sugar than required; the more we eat it, the more we tend to crave it, causing many to question sugar as an addiction. In this project, the effects of sugar on the brain and our hormones are explored, while also evaluating the extent that sugar can be seen as an addiction through a comparison to opioid addiction (as they have similar properties) examining a potential relationship between sugar and drug addiction. The findings of my research and literature reviews concluded that although there are several similarities between opioid and sugar addiction in their effects on the brain and symptoms created, implying a high likelihood of an existence of a sugar addiction like that of an opioid addiction.
Charlotte Marie Scheideler