Sugar Photo by bykstThink cocaine is bad for your brain? Then you might want to change the way you think about sugar. Eating high-sugar foods lights up your brain on an MRI “like a Christmas tree,” Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., founder and medical director of UltraWellness Center, said during a recent interview on HuffPost Live. The part of the brain that lights up is the very same part of the brain that’s triggered by cocaine or heroine, according to research by Dr. David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.

It’s research like this that Katie Couric, Oscar-winning producer of “An Inconvenient Truth” Laurie David, director Stephanie Soechtig and Hyman explored in the documentary “Fed Up”.

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