Sugar Makes You Dumb

Well, if organic food could turn you into a jerk, at least it's not sugar. A new study revealed that high fructose corn syrup can eat away brainpower:

In other words, eating too much fructose could interfere with insulin's ability to regulate how cells use and store sugar, which is necessary for processing thoughts and emotions.

"Insulin is important in the body for controlling blood sugar, but it may play a different role in the brain, where insulin appears to disturb memory and learning," Gomez-Pinilla said.

"Our study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body. This is something new."


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Don't confuse High Fructose diet with High Fructose Corn Syrup. You absorb basically the same amount of fructose digesting cane sugar as HFCS - the problem with HFCS is that it's so cheap (and heavily subsidized) that there is way, way too much of it in our food. The important part is to drop all your sugar intake in your diet - for many reasons.
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The liver can only process 50 grams of Fructose per day for the average person.

After that, it all goes to jacking up insulin and getting stored as fat.

-Similar to the way that women have significantly less ADH and 1 other Liver enzyme to process alcohol, so the rest goes right into the bloodstream.

HFCS is the crack-cocaine of fructoses.

+It also carries along with it inflammatory Omega 6 particulates from the corn it's based on.

@dev: Wrong. Cane sugar is the disaccharide Sucrose. Di=2, 1 Glucose+1Fructose. You would ingest ~ 1/2 the Fructose viz. HFCS.
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@Will: Incorrect, you are assuming HFCS is primarily fructose, but it's not. It's typically 55% fructose, 42% glucose. It's a little heavier on the fructose, but not by much (and so is honey I might add), and since it's sweeter than sucrose technically you could use less per volume (not that most manufacturers do). The biggest problem by far is purely the volume of it on the market.
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