Sugar is addictive. And the western diet is completely inundated with it. Prior to the 1700s, people ate little to no sugar. By the early 19th century, the annual sugar intake of the average westerner was 18 pounds. Today that number is over 62 pounds annually. This, according to the American Heart Association, is more than three times the recommended amount.

Yes, vulnerability to addictions varies from person to person, but it does not take much looking around to understand the extent of the problem. Become a student of finding and minimizing (if not eliminating) both the obvious and hidden sugar within your diet. 

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