One may not think that sugar is an addictive, but it is. As a matter of fact, sugar may very well be even more addictive than an illegal drug. But what’s really interesting is, according to the FDA, in order for a substance to be an addiction, it must cause a craving and it has to be hazardous to your health. Duh…Yet the FDA still approves it in almost everything on the food market, today.

Still, some experts argue that the cravings are just a figment of our imaginations and we’re just used to eating the sweet stuff. Yet for some people, sugar cravings are just as difficult to kick as an illegal drug. And there may even be withdrawal symptoms like teeth chattering and shaking. Not to mention the potential risks for all sorts of diseases.

Think that you can easily avoid sugar? Think again. A majority of the foods we purchase contain the addictive stuff. You can find it in salad dressings, soups, crackers, stuffing mixes, breads, mayonnaise and even tomato sauces. And unfortunately many manufacturers are hiding it under another name to fool consumers who want to get healthy. Sugar can go by brown sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, sucrose and turbinado.

The best way to avoid sugary products is by reading labels, avoiding processed foods and choosing wholesome real foods (not out of a box food). Sometimes just doing those things simply isn’t enough, however.

If you already have a house full of sweets, keep it out of sight or better yet, throw it out. If you can’t bear to throw it away, give it away. If you’re not sure you can keep track of your daily sweet eating habits, you may find that keeping a food journal is helpful. Don’t forget to write down even those tiny little nibbles such as the teaspoon full of chocolate covered peanuts you had from that candy machine while you were waiting for your appointment.

And finally, remember that even vitamins can contain sugar! However, that doesn’t mean every one is a bad guy. Take for instance, SeaAloe. Sea Aloe is a 100% natural liquid vitamin that doesn’t contain sugars or other unnatural ingredients. SeaAloe is the original Seasilver vitamin formula.

Sugar may be an addiction, but it is beatable with a healthy diet and the right vitamin. So why feel sluggish and tired when you can be energetic and alive.

SeaAloe Inc.

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