Why we crave sugar

It seems that sugar has gotten quite a bad rep recently. Not all sugars are created equal. Some sugars are actually beneficial and necessary, while others are best to stay away from. From diabetes, weight loss, candida, to cancer; most people may benefit from decreasing sugar consumption. The question now is why do we crave sugar? Why we crave sugar: 1. Your brain needs sugar The brain's main source of energy is glucose (sugar). The brain is rich in nerve cells. It has the most demanding task of thinking, memory, and regulating our body. When there isn't enough fuel for the brain, the brains chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) aren't produced and communication breaks down. Too little or

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