These sugars actually boost your brain health …
(KATIE HOSIE, THE INDEPENDENT) Most of us know that we need to cut down on sugar – doing so can lower your blood pressure, decrease your risk of heart attack and make you less likely to develop dementia.
But according to a physician who specializes in brain health, sugar can have beneficial effects on our brain.
“Sugar is vital for your brain health – which is the biggest guzzler of the sweet stuff in your body,” Dr. Drew Ramsay wrote for Well + Good.
He explains that our brains use up 400 calories of glucose every day, but that doesn’t mean scoffing two chocolate bars is going to give your brainpower a boost.
It’s all about where you get your sugar from.
Fructose – the sugar found in many artificial, processed foods – isn’t much use to your body.
As with carbs and fat, it’s important not to completely demonize any one food group – a little bit of sugar, if it’s the right kind, can help your brain perform to its best ability. READ THE FULL STORY AT THE INDEPENDENT.