Are Sweets Making us Stupid?

 

It's probably the last thing  you want to hear, but the latest is that sugar is making us dumb. This latest study from UCLA  researchers found that excess sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, may be decreasing your brain power, disrupting learning and causing memory loss. Apparently the study was done on rats and the increase of sugar overtime "stupified" the rats from  "performing easy tasks." Of course I'm not sure what tasks exactly that these rats perform outside of running & eating, but whatever the case, it seems the effects on us are similar.

While I know everyone tires of hearing how everything is bad for you these days the study says that increasing Omega-3-fatty acids can minimize the effects. All in all, stop eating corn flakes for breakfast and consider brushing your teeth with a toothpaste rather than twizzlers. Try consuming less sugar. Eat an apple.