What Eating Too Much Sugar does to the Brain By Daniel B. Moroff, DC

This is my summation of an article I read on www.Forbes.com February 2014

Poor memory, early dementia, depression and even alzheimers is linked in recent research to the over consumption of sugar.

The center for disease control (CDC) puts the amount at 27.5 teaspoons of sugar/day which translates to 440 calories, nearly 1/4 of a typical 2000 calorie a day diet.

Brain cells require twice the energy needed by the other cells in the body.  So, sugar is NOT the brains enemy, added sugar is!!  Research shows that a diet high in added sugar  reduces the  production of a brain chemical BDNF.  In other words, chronically eating added sugar reduces BDN, which later leads to loss of brain cells, creating a host of problems.  Such as the following:

Memory Loss

Early Dementia

Alzheimers

Finally, eating too much sugar creates inflammation in the body and research shows the inflammatory process crosses  the blood brain barrier as well.

As a side note,   INFLAMMATION IS THE BODY’S OWN  INNATE RESPONSE TO INJURY, STRESS, POOR GUT FUNCTION OR EATING HIGHLY PROCESSED FOODS LIKE SUGAR AND GLUTEN.

The solution eat a high fat diet.  Good fats iclude:  Coconut Oil, Avacado, Fish, Nuts, Dark Chocolate.

You also want a Low carbohydrate diet.  Try to minimize processed foods, grains and added sugar.

 

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One Response to What Eating Too Much Sugar does to the Brain By Daniel B. Moroff, DC
  1. Exum Admin
    April 23, 2014 | 9:56 pm

    I like this article. Very informative.