Here are some things that you should know:
- As a society we all consume too much sugar.
- Sugar is a toxin to the brain and is addictive. It causes inflammation throughout the body and especially in the brain.
- When you eat that sugary snack, you may feel a burst of energy for a while (feeling hyperactive), but in a few hours after the sugar high is over, you come down with a bang, feeling sluggish and tired.
Several years ago I was testing this fact that sugar stimulates the brain by doing an EEG before and after the ingestion of sugar. The results were a large spike in beta wave activity (fast brain waves) in the frontal lobe. Too much beta in the brain waves can lead to hyperactivity and inability to concentrate.
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