What happens in the brain when you stop the sugar

Health 19 January, 2018

Jeff Blackler/REX/REX/SIPA

Published the 19.01.2018 at 13h17


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Sugar, first, it is a pleasure that we know from childhood and which remains etched in our brain. But sugar can kill … slowly. But you live our muscles and our brain, of which he is the fuel in dispensable.

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However, when the sugar is absorbed in too large quantity, our body no longer knows how to handle it, but don’t want to throw it : this sugar is then put in reserve in the form of fat, therefore makes you fat and causes even the onset of diabetes. Obesity and diabetes epidemics today. More too much sugar in the blood is any rust on the arteries, small and large where also the onset of cardiovascular disease. The vitamin C in too much on the piss , the sugar on the guard!

The sugar, it is also a sweetness, but a sweetness addictive.

In humans, the attraction to the sweet is present from birth, and even during the last weeks of fetal life, when the gustatory receptors are functional.The sweet is a flavor that is innate, that of childhood, which is always associated with the pleasure and remains forever etched in the brain. The sugar acts on the brain centers of reward and pleasure by stimulating dopamine pathways.

Creates there as much of an addiction ? We can not speak of addiction to sugar to the extent that we have never observed of people who eat compulsively sugar in powder or in pieces. However, on the radio of the brain, it appears that the consumption of sweet products is on the same regions of the brain as many drugs. It brings pleasure, it soothes and it wants to return to it. Experiments with rats show that the taste of the sweet is stronger than that of cocaine. Some scientists have even still showed in mice that between the two choices, self-inject cocaine or drink sugar water, the rats preferred the sweet !