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Healthy Diet: Trading A Sugary Beverage For Water Can Cut Down Obesity

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Dr. Barry Sears

Such a strategy will not cut down on a hedonistic response.  Frankly, water is boring and adding sugar to it increases the dopamine response from drinking the sugary beverage.  Remember that Coca-Cola was originally a combination of sugar and cocaine (that also activates dopamine in the brain).  Dopamine in the brain is a powerful hormone to try to ignore.

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