Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Why is sugar considered so bad for us; and what does it have to do with chronic illness?
It’s not necessarily that sugar is bad. It’s that Americans, in particular, have made it a major food group in daily food consumption. The processing we have subjected sugar to has caused it to be harmful to our systems.
Why are we so drawn to something so harmful? The simple truth is it tastes good. Don’t feel bad. You’re not weak for loving sugar. Studies show that our brains “light up” when we ingest sugar. This reaction is similar to the one that occurs when cocaine is used.
Sugar is in everything! Refined sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are processed to extract the sugar.