Eating high-sugar foods and low-quality carbohydrates stimulates the part of your brain that controls appetite, cravings, and "reward" signals, according to a new study from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. That's because, as we've known for many years now, these "bad" carb foods cause rapid spikes and subsequent falls in blood sugar, not to mention huge increases in insulin production.
The take away: Don't eat sugar, "white" breads, and other processed carbs if you want to control hunger and appetite (and lose weight!).
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