The Effects of Sugar on the Body

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What that Sugar Rush Really Does When I started to read this article, I was literally blown away by the statistics and studies that they had to back up their findings. A large amount of sugar can actually damage the brain, causing you to stop producing memories, and stunts your ability to learn new things. My first question to this was why does it do this? Well the article kept on explaining to me! Sugar slows the creation of a specific chemical in the brain, and this slowly can eventually stop the production, forcing you to head into a permanent stupor. The creation of this chemical is crucial in the continual development in the brain, and in some cases can harm your current memories. Continuing to read that I began wondering if this could stop people with sugar from learning new things, and remembering certain things, like what they can and can’t eat, what pills they need to take when, and how to properly use a new item. Could it be that the consistent diet of sugar through the years could be a cause of Alzheimer’s, their memories deteriorating because they no longer produce that chemical, or have stunted it to a point that it doesn’t produce enough to keep up with new things. A fine example is an older man or woman with an iPod, or smart phone. These could be causes and reasons, but what is the effect. My sugar intake has dropped considerably since reading this article, and it’s something that I don’t believe will help him in the long run besides teasing and tempting my taste buds further. Really, is there a positive effect to a heavy intake of artificial flavorings, sugars, and soft drinks in our diet? Studies show that fruits naturally have sugars in them, perhaps these are the things we need in our diets to help with sugar, and our glucose intakes. I’m not a doctor, and I haven’t studied these types of things, but isn’t it proven that sugar, and such…...

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