Experts Call For Sugar to Be Treated As a Drug

Just like alcohol, nicotine and other narcotics, sugar tickles our dopamine receptors in just the right way, inspiring our brain’s reward system. How will this end for us?

The bueberry flavor Jelly Belly bean was created for Ronald Reagan's presidential inauguration in 1981. Over three tons of Jelly Belly beans were consumed during the festivities. In hindsight, it might be something the 'war on drugs' overlooked. (Getty Im

My favorite candy growing up was watermelon Jolly Ranchers. I loathed the variety pack, as that meant I’d have to weed through options—grape, acceptable; green apple, goodbye—to savor my chosen treat. When offered real watermelon in the summer, I declined. The flavor just didn’t compete.

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