Is Sugar as Addictive as Cocaine? Here's How to Cut Back
The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year. A recent 60 Minutes segment said the sweet stuff is as addictive as cocaine. Your body needs some sugar for energy, but most of us eat too much. Here's how to cut back
Sugar goes by many different names. You may see it listed as brown sugar, turbinado sugar, raw sugar, evaporated cane juice, molasses, honey, corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates, agave nectar or barley malt syrup. You’ll also find sugars that end in "-ose" such as maltose or sucrose. Some foods may have more than one type of sugar listed. “They all impact blood glucose levels the same. The goal is to reduce all added sugar sources,” says Moore.