Why are people addicted to sugar?

Many people (especially young children) are addicted to glucose (sugar). Is there any reason why? Why get hooked on things that are bad for your body (alcohol, drugs, etc) Is it a sense of "I do what I want, not what my health wants." Why isn't anybody addicted to the stuff that's good for them?
Asked Apr 30, 2014
well, it is just the taste of sugar actually. its sweet to the tongue (however you spell it >.< ). it is like you being addicted to you favorite TV show or your favorite book. it is just the style of it you enjoy. c:
Answered Apr 30, 2014
Thanks. I had to write a science essay (ugh) on this and it really helped. And you did spell tongue right. ;)
It tastes good.
Answered Aug 03, 2014
The exact same brain centers are at play. People who have a certain predisposition to addiction become addicted to these foods and lose control over their consumption. This is basically how sugar and other junk foods "hijack" the brain chemistry to make us crave more and eat more.

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Answered Nov 28, 2017

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