July 20 2015
Columnist Susan Lacke is nervous about signing up for a group run.
Might as well face it, you’re addicted to carbs!
If you’ve ever said the bagels from the deli down the street are “like crack,” you may be on to something. A study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that simple carbohydrates stimulate the regions of the brain involving addiction, leading to intense cravings and overeating. Can’t do without your morning bagel? Choose a whole-grain option, cut it in half and spread on a healthy fat, such as hummus or nut butter, to slow the overload of carbs to the brain.