Heath Disease and Obesity

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We eat everyday, almost never thinking about what were really consuming into our bodies. For Example, Coke, when was the last time you actually read the label before having a taste? For myself, never. One of the ingredients listed on the can is Sugar. Sugar is one of the cheapest to make but yet hardest to get rid of in the body, as it can be very addictive. Can sweet be so sour? Sugar is sweet and addictive, and yet all we want to do is eat it all up, right? Well that’s the problem, where consuming so much sugar these days, that it's killing us. Sugar is everywhere; it’s in all the usual aspects, although you might not realize that it’s in a lot of other foods. For Example: Peanut Butter, Lunchmeat, Bread, Fish Sticks, and Salad dressing etc. It is proven that our daily intake is up to 95 grams, it may not seem like much at first, but it adds up to 77 pounds of added sugar every year. It’s a wonder why 1 in 3 adults, and 1 in 5 kids are obese. Its not just because sugar tastes good its also addictive, consuming it and even thinking about it. It causes a euphoric effect that triggers the production of Dopamine in your brain, under a transmitter that controls pleasure and is responsible for reward motivated behavior. Lepton, (a system in our body) its a hormone that comes from our fat cell that’s tells us the we have had enough. Dr. Robert Lustig, states " there's something wrong with our bio mechanical negative feedback system". He makes a statement because about 30

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