By Rania Watts
When I first immigrated to Montreal, I was 2.5 years old. I remember one night, before falling asleep, one of my parent’s friend’s came over with a small brown paper bag for me. The contents of this paper bag was sugar. Of course not granulated sugar but candy.
That night started my sugar addiction. I even wrote a poem about it in my first book ‘cement covered cement, covered in pools and rarities’, and called it Enslavement.
It was a comparative peace between various drugs with alcohol and sugar. It encapsulated the various levels of addiction that humans have for sugar.
Over the last few weeks I have been giving more thought to my sugar addiction. Having loads and loads of sugar is probably one of the biggest injustices that I have done to my body, aside from smoking – which I have since quit.
Over the weekend, I took all the candy out of my office and put it in the family community bowl as a treat for everyone to have once in a while. The only thing that I have left in my office are cinnamon hearts that I found have soothed me when I’m feeling stressed.
There are so many impacts to health caused by sugar. I have listed a few articles below regarding the benefits of not using sugar.
The best advice that I can offer – as someone who has been addicted to sugar for such a long time, is to try and cut out as much as you possibly can – because it really is detrimental to one’s health. Although I wouldn’t deter anyone from having pure cocoa based chocolate.
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