“Tis the season.
You know the phrase and what comes along with it – family gatherings, presents, moments of gratitude, food, food and more food. You may want to be careful with the last 3.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found that those who eat lots of carbs are four times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. And if you eat a lot of sugar, your risk of cognitive impairment increases as well. The study’s lead author noted: A high carbohydrate intake could be bad for you because carbohydrates impact your glucose and insulin metabolism … Sugar fuels the brain — so moderate intake is good. However, high levels of sugar may actually prevent the brain from using the sugar — similar to what we see with type 2 diabetes.”
Small amounts should not be a problem, particularly if the joyous and happy attitude accompanies it. However, volume is an issue.
Doc’s Thoughts: Excess sugar consumption is the #1 health issue today. It is THE contributor to obesity, which is THE contributor to a slew of illness, injuries and other physical maladies too numerous to list. Cinnamon, DHEA, chromium or vanadium are just a few of the substances which will assist you in cutting down sugar in a significant way. NOTICE I USED THE WORD “ASSIST.” They will not do it for you.
And as you can see by the aforementioned, it really needs to be done.