Can Your Sugar Addiction Cause Depression?

So, you always thought that depression caused you to eat, but is the opposite true? Could your diet be making you depressed? Can sugar addiction cause depression?

The average American eats about 130 pounds of sugar every year. Unfortunately excess sugar intake is associated with diabetes, cancer, heart disease, weight gain, and obesity. Despite what Americans know about the adverse affects of excess sugar, why do we continue to eat and crave these treats?

One reason is that manufacturing companies design these treats to be addictive; by adding addictive and taste-enhancing ingredients like salt, fat, or sugar, then making these foods so easy to consume, we can easily find ourselves eating much more than we planned.

So, do we simply just LOVE sugar, or is it more serious: does addiction lurk behind this significant sugar intake?  Continue reading “Can Your Sugar Addiction Cause Depression?”

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