Knowing how bad sugar is for you doesn’t make it any easier to kick the habit. Found this article on the Mother Nature Network (mnn.com):
I don’t know of anyone who thinks sugar is actually good for you, yet we average 130 pounds of sugar per person in the United States. The question is, why do we eat sugary foods and drinks when we know it’s bad for us? One researcher said the desire for fructose is wired into us because in nature, anything with fructose in it isn’t poisonous. Another researcher demonstrated with MRI scans how your brain releases dopamine when you eat something sweet. Your body rewards you when you eat sugar by making you feel good.