Fact: Over a third of the calories we eat is from sugar or white flour
Fact: Sugar give you an initial high, then you crash, then you crave more, then you consume more
Fact: Sugar is a mood altering drug
Fact: Rats when given the choice to drink water tainted with saccharin or intravenous cocaine, 94% preferred the saccharin water. Sweetness is more rewarding to the brain than cocaine.
I learned these intresting tidbits from my Goop newsletter this week (www.goop.com). Read more from Gwyneth Paltrow's interview with Dr. Frank Lipman. He is an integrative medicine doctor based out of New York.