It’s in almost everything—from dog treats to soups to barbecue sauce and Asian food. Foods that you’d think it wouldn’t be in, it’s there. Sugar has become something of a staple for our society even though it has absolutely zero nutritional value and contributes to a large amount of health problems. This ingredient has a chemical structure so similar to cocaine it’s eerie. And indeed, sugar produces an effect on the brain that’s as strong as a high from cocaine will give you.