It’s scientifically proven that nicotine in cigarettes is highly addictive. A main reason for a person to smoke is the relaxing, stress-reliving feeling it provides.
We know people reach for carbs searching for the same relaxing, stress-reliving feeling. So if both offer the same benefits, is a carbohydrate addictive in the same way as smoking?
No. Let me explain…
A carbohydrate in its simplest form is sugar. If you think you are addicted to carbs that would mean you go around craving bags of plain sugar granules…
So yes, you can be addicted to smoking, but as scientists we are not aware of any physically addictive component of a carbohydrate, therefore leading us to believe it’s a psychological impact.
So what’s worse, carbs or smoking?
The only way carbs become a problem is if you overeat them and gain weight. On the other hand, as a government backed education scheme, we know there is a clear link between smoking and poor/ detrimental health. Smoking is worse.
Which is easier to give up, carbs or smoking?
Both psychologically may be difficult to give up, but smoking tends to be harder to quit due to the physical addiction within the body. Carbs as easier to give up.
To conclude, eating carbohydrates will have no impact on your health, and are easier to give up, whereas smoking is bad for your health, and harder to quit.
“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and some are not” – Carl Sandburg
Yours In Health,