It’s no secret that sugar isn’t exactly healthy for you. By now we all know that it leads to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, moodiness and lethargy. The folks over at Buzzfeed.com put together a list of 14 Ways that Sugar is Secretly Evil, and here are just some of the high-lights (lowlights might seem more a propos) from their list–
- If sugar was a brand new thing, it’s almost certain that it would be illegal. In a test one particular study done at the University of Bordeaux, researchers found that 94% of their lab rats would choose sweetened water over coke. And not coke, as in Coca-Cola, but as in cocaine.
- That sugar rush you feel after taking in a burst of sugar? It’s a similar effect to injecting heroin as it releases opiods in your brain.
- Manufacturers of “diet” and low-fat foods usually add extra sugar in them to make them taste better.
Read the rest of the list here, and while you are at it, do yourself a favor and throw that can of Red Bull in the garbage where it belongs.