You’re sitting in traffic and your stomach is growling. You can’t focus on anything but where you’re going to stop for a sugar hit as soon as the cars around you allow you to inch up and get off at your exit.
Just then, someone cuts you off and doesn’t even use their blinker and you find yourself filled with a rage you can’t talk down.
There are no scientific studies to done on this topic yet, but here at Sweet Freedom, we believe there is a close association between incidences of road rage and dips in blood sugar. Being hangry is never fun and it the feeling comes most often to those of us in a sugar addiction cycle.
The high highs and low lows of sugar consumption and consequent addiction have major impacts on our moods and it can be physically impossible for sugar addicted humans to stabilize their moods.
What we know for sure is that when you’re brain is craving sugar it can concentrate on little else, cue the “3 o’clock free donut break” in the office to keep employees alert and awake throughout the afternoon.
The effect of this, however, is not increased alertness and productivity. It’s increased mood instability and irritability.
When you eat clean for a substantial amount of time, you can see how your moods level out and stabilize. Not only that but in the periods of time where food is not immediately accessible to you, you don’t have a desperate irritability about you because brain is not trapped in a cycle of chemical highs and lows.
“Sugar hits” are no joke when it comes to brain chemistry. Dr. Brent Baldasare shows us in his Ted Talkthat sugar lights up the same receptors in the brain as cocaine. It wouldn’t be socially acceptable if your boss brought in a kilo of cocaine to dish out in the office for that 3 o’clock crash, would it?
So that makes us think, what would happen if all sugar was taken off the market? Here at Sweet Freedom, we venture to speculate that not only would hospitals be significantly emptier, and office workers more productive, but incidences of road rage would drop world wide.
Don’t take our word for it though, try it out for yourself. Since there is no scientific research to clearly illustrate this association, be your own scientist. You have nothing to lose by getting off of sugar.