Meanwhile, in what is a remarkable example of corporate cynicism, people who have sugar-induced irritability are being told to eat more sugar. Candy bar ads have even coined the term "hangry," when in reality eating a candy bar or drinking a sugar-packed soda is the worst thing you can do to address hunger and irritability. Because although you feel better initially as blood sugar rises, the rebound drops in blood sugar make the problem worse just a half-hour later—putting you on an emotional "sugar roller coaster."
As most people have found, simply trying to cut out sugar usually does not work very well. In addition, who wants to cut out things that give you pleasure? If you live a long life because you've cut out everything you enjoy, is it worth it? The answer, as Mark Twain so beautifully put it, "Moderation in all things, including moderation!" It is OK to enjoy sugar, and chocolate actually is a health food. The trick is to do so in small amounts instead of because you are craving it.