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Here’s How Sugar Affects Your Brain [VIDEO] 

 December 5, 2014

By  Gabriela

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice.

This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more.

Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

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About the author 

Gabriela

A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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