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Is Sugar The World's Most Popular Drug?

Warehouse full of sugar

It's literally everywhere we go, and author Gary Taubes thinks the answer could well be yes, sugar is the world's most popular drug!

He is the author of the book 'The Case Against Sugar' and has written a great article for the Guardian here in which he states the case for sugar being the world's most popular drug.

"Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth" he writes.

"It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its sublime and soothing effects.

Imagine that it mixes well with virtually every food and particularly liquids, and that when given to infants it provokes a feeling of pleasure so profound and intense that its pursuit becomes a driving force throughout their lives."

It's quite a long article, but is very informative and well worth the read if you have the time.

We all know about the allure of sugary treats and how addictive sugar can be so maybe it's time you thought about doing a sugar detox.

There are a long list of wonderful health benefits by going sugar free - I've written about them in my blog here 17 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Sugar.

And if you'd like to quit sugar yourself for good, why not take part in my 21 Day Sugar Detox Program.

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