Are You a Sugar Addict?

young woman kicking doughnuts and the habit of being a sugar addict

For many of us, sugar addict might be extreme. However, sugary foods are some of the most tempting foods available. Humans have an innate love of sugar, which explains why early humans gravitated toward them. Historically, sweeter foods were most likely to be the safest foods found in nature, while bitter foods, could be really good for you, but we’re also more likely to be toxic. Can you imagine being the first human to try a food, not knowing if it would make you sick, or worse? I always wonder who tried the first artichoke. Talk about a tricky food to navigate.

What are the biggest sugar addict temptations?

According to the American Heart Association, these are the major sources of added sugar:

  • Soft drinks,
  • Candy,
  • cakes,
  • Cookies,
  • Pies,
  • fruit drinks,
  • Dairy desserts (such as ice cream & sweetened yogurt),
  • Sugar-laden grains (e.g. waffles and cinnamon rolls).

sugar addict image of unhealthy sugar filled fast carbohydrates foods

I will put my two cents in and say that I have observed coffee & energy drinks as being a major sugar source as well, especially true for those in early recovery from drugs and alcohol. Once upon a time, people drank black coffee with zero sugar, compared to the 30 grams of sugar we now add to our morning brew!

Reducing sugar cravings is not that easy. If you suffer from addiction and it’s effecting your diet, Casa Capri Recovery can help. Our licensed Therapists and Nutritionist can help you discover how to live a happy meaningful live without the addictive substances. Call 844-252-5221.


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