Sweets and baked goods seem to go hand in hand with the holidays and sugar shock, which could be putting your brain health – not to mention your overall health – at risk.
Increased sugar intake could hurt your brain health because when you digest sugar, the body releases dopamine into our brain. The high levels of dopamine create an increase in sugar tolerance and makes you crave more sugar in order to satisfy that same feeling of pleasure that it initially provides.
A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology showed that higher levels of blood glucose were linked to memory impairments in smaller areas of the brain such as the hippocampus, the area responsible for memory formation. With the increase in sugar during the holiday season, it’s important to keep it to a minimum and reduce your chances of a sugar spike.
Keep your brain health in check by being aware of how much sugar you are consuming!
Information gathered from Fox News.