I knew it!

In an article in The New York Times today, researchers show that sugar has a more profound effect on reward centers in the brain than the more commonly maligned fat. They have even shown how addictive sugar is with animal studies: mice demonstrate signs of withdrawal after large quantities of sugar that were previously available to them have been taken away.

This gives me even more motivation to engage in my annual January sugar-free cleanse. (And no, artificial sweeteners aren’t allowed, either!)

For more information on sugar, check out this and this.

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