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Sugar addiction begins when you crave anything that contains this sweet ingredient. Eating sugar triggers production of natural opioids in your brain; such hormones aid in relieving the pain and are triggered in the same way one would consume illegal drugs, leading to a form of 'high'.
According to researchers, the tongue has two sweet receptors, which evolved during early times, when our ancestors ate a low-sugar diet (sugar was hard to obtain, so when it was found as a concentrated energy source you were 'rewarded'). Today, we still have the same tonues, we have not adapted to the presence of many sweet treats. This is why when the receptors in your tongue are highly stimulated, it results in your brain sending out excessive reward signals whenever you eat something with sugar in it, which end up overriding your self-control mechanisms. This leads to addiction
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