The BIG Picture of Your Body
The nucleus accumbens is a part of your brain that we, in the medical field, call the “addiction center.” That’s where people get addicted to things like PEA, cocaine, heroin, sugar, caffeine, tobacco, gambling, pornography, alcohol. The reason it’s called the addiction center is because there’s this beautiful hormone that’s released called dopamine.
When we get the hit of whatever we’re addicted to – the feeling when you fall in love, when you eat chocolate, or when you have your first sip of coffee. Dopamine is released and it puts you a happy face when you’re having high levels of it. This is just the basics of what’s going on in your body – a lot of it is hormones.
Did you know that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine?
A study was shown that if you’ve got rats that are addicted to cocaine and you offer them cocaine or sugar, guess which one they pick? They pick sugar even though they’re addicted to cocaine. That is because you get more dopamine release with sugar than you do with cocaine.
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