Sugar consumption combined with stress can raise blood pressure to dangerous extremes, and is more addictive than cocaine.
Listen to Here and Now interview. Find out why you crave sugar, how it increases physical stress like high blood pressure. Learn why when given the choice between sugar and cocaine, animals choose sugar more. We are paleolithically wired to consume natural sugars to store fat for winter, even though we no longer need the protection. Listen and learn about why Snicker bars are cheaper than apples!