Is Sugar More Addictive Than Drugs?


Most of the substances we consume nowadays are a bit of addictive. Most of the manufacturers stopped relying on the quality and the taste of their products and started playing safe instead. Most of the drinks and food that we buy nowadays contain more sugar than ever and you can find a bunch of videos on YouTube showing the amount of sugar in Coca-Cola in order to make people stop drinking in too much. Some people say that it is worse than drugs. But is sugar more addictive than drugs indeed?

This question has been the main topic of debates in the last couple of years, which made the US and the UK start thinking about some more serious measures in order to prevent people destroying themselves with the consumption of tons of sugar each day. They came to the idea of increasing taxes on drinks that contain sugar. While it met positive reactions of every health organization, soda manufacturers, on the other hand, weren’t satisfied with it at all. They announced that these changes weren’t made to reduce the obesity or make people healthier, but the idea of the government to gain more money.

Some studies showed that sugar has the similar influence on human body and brain like drugs. When brain comes in touch with sugar, it starts seeking for more and more. This happens because brain sees sugar as some kind of reward and, after human body feels sugar in its system, it starts spiking the level of glucose in a blood stream. This is followed by the sudden drop, because of the insulin that is automatically released in the human body. The sudden drop of sugar in the human’s system can cause people start feeling dizzy, hungry, or anxious, and start forcing you to consume more sweets like heroin does to drug addicts.

But let us find out something more about this topic on Insider Monkey’s blog. They did some great research that included even the drug and sugar manufacturers and gets some answers. Bayer Heroin, Coca-Cola’s cocaine, and Mrs.Winslow’s Soothing Syrup: is sugar more addictive than drugs?