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Sugar Can Make You Stupid
by Randy Fishell, Editor

Hopefully you will read this blog post before it's too late! You may be losing brain power even as we speak! (Well, I guess we aren't actually speaking, but you know what I mean.) You need to know the truth about the brain-draining power of sugar! According to a research study that was released a few days ago, sugar can really mess around with your gray matter, and not in a good way!

Researchers used rats in their experiment, but I am going to substitute the word "students" so you can relate better to it. Here we go:

"Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab [students'] memories. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of [students] a solution containing high-fructose corn syrup—a common ingredient in processed foods—as drinking water for six weeks. . . . Before the sugar drinks began, the [students] were enrolled in a five-day training session in a complicated maze. After six weeks on the sweet solution, the [students] were then placed back in the maze to see how they fared."

Not too well, it turns out.

One researcher explained that "[The students'] brain cells had trouble signaling each other, disrupting the [students']' ability to think clearly and recall the route they'd learned six weeks earlier." She added, "Our study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body. This is something new." High-fructose corn syrup is commonly found in soda, condiments, applesauce, baby food and other processed snacks."*

OK, obviously the study was done on rats, not people. To be fair, the researcher said, "the study did not say what the equivalent might be for a human to consume as much high-fructose corn syrup as the rats did." Still, the whole thing does seem to ring true to what Ellen White wrote: "Sugar . . . . clouds the brain" (Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 327).

Something to think about, assuming you didn't just eat a candy bar and you have a cloudy brain.

*Source: ca.news.yahoo.com/sugar-dumb-us-scientists-warn-190918006.html


-1 #9 Cupcake 2012-11-24 18:16
:eek: Whoa....
0 #8 Hyperactive247 2012-08-01 03:13
I found out BANANAs make you Smarter! :lol:
0 #7 TheCoolNerd 2012-07-28 22:30
it makes you so dumb you keep eating too much of it
+1 #6 Charming 2012-07-22 01:55
Gonna cut down on my sugar!!!!!!!!!! !!! :D :lol: :-)
+2 #5 Nerd today, Boss tomorrow 2012-05-28 01:00
OOHHHH MMYYY ! I GOTTA' stop eatin' cupcakes! HASTALAVISTA FATTIES ! :eek:
+4 #4 Larissa1020 2012-05-27 14:29
I feel bad for the little rats and for the people who's diet is candy, soda, and those kind of things. I'm glad that God gave Ellen White the opportunity to teach us what and what not to eat.
+1 #3 DolphinGal101 2012-05-27 02:20
-1 #2 Nyra55667778 2012-05-27 00:49
+4 #1 danny321 2012-05-25 16:49
wow that is amazing i have to tell my mom that

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