Sugar and the Body: What Happens?

Sugar is often hidden in foods when we don’t even realize it, even if they’re not necessarily “sweet”. Foods like flavored yogurts, cereal, crackers, smoothies, instant oatmeal, sauces, bread, salad dressing, and sports drinks can have large amounts of sugar. These foods, even the ones that aren’t desserts, can cause people to have a sort of “addiction” that results in sugar cravings. These high-glycemic foods create a “reward” response in the brain and can often promote additional feelings of hunger. The higher the blood glucose level, the stronger the addiction may be. This can lead to overeating, especially when consuming foods that are low in nutrients.
Read More