What type of sugar addict are you?
Source: Townsend Letter, November 2010
An increase in excess sugar consumption has given rise to sugar addictions that are harming people’s health. On average, Americans eat almost twice their weight in sugar and white flour each year (the body processes white flour the same as sugar). Such excess sugar contributes to the onset of numerous health problems, including obesity, cancer, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, anxiety, and depression.
The author of the book Beat Sugar Addiction Now! provides tips on how to beat these sugar addictions, which vary based on the “type” of addict one is: chronically exhausted and hooked on quick hits of caffeine/sugar; irritable when hungry and under stress; sugar-hungry due to yeast/candida overgrowth; and depressed or has a hormonal deficiency, such as menopause or andropause.