According to a scientific study reported at ABC News, candy addiction, or to be exact, sugar addiction has been confirmed in laboratory rats.
it’s not the sugar that’s addictive, it’s the high it causes. Like drugs, sugar stimulates the release of dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter â€” among other functions. However, eating protein or other foods doesn’t cause as big a rush of happy chemicals. Sugar is somewhat unique.
After the rats were hooked on the sugar, they took the sugar away and the “rats’ teeth audibly chattered â€” a sign of withdrawal”. The article is actually a very interesting look at the science of sugar (candy) addiction and worth a read. Hi, my name is Brian, and I’m a Candy Addict.