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Sugar and the BRAIN

The Negative Impact of Sugar on the Brain


Sugar hides in many unexpected places. Consumption of added sugars has been implicated in an increased risk of a variety of chronic diseases including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes as well as cognitive decline.


If you want to stay healthy for a long time you need to be on the lookout for sugar. Be sure to read labels, but remember that sugar goes by many different names, so it can be difficult to figure out how much of it a food actually contains.


The best way to ensure you’re not consuming excess added sugars is to scan the ingredient list.


These are the Most Common Names for Sugar (Excluding artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes)

Sugars that ends with "-ose". Examples: Dextrose, Fructose, Maltose, etc.

Solid or Granulated Sugars. Examples: Beet sugar, Cane sugar, Coconut sugar, Corn syrup solids, Crystalline fructose, Demerara sugar, Dextrin, Golden sugar, Icing sugar, Maltodextrin, etc.

Liquid or Syrup Sugars. Examples: Agave Nectar/Syrup, Barley malt Blackstrap molasses, Caramel, Carob syrup, Corn syrup, Fruit juice, High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Invert sugar, Malt syrup, Sorghum syrup, etc.


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