Does Sugar Make You Stupid?

By Jennifer Sage On May 16, 2012 Under Nutrition

I love a powerful headline like that! 🙂

That is the headline of an article on Livescience.com on a study published in the May 15th issue of the Journal of Physiology on whether consuming a lot of high-fructose corn syrup affects how your brain works. And the answer they came up with is that yes, indeed, consuming a lot of high-fructose corn syrup “alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information”. But the good news is that “adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals can help minimize the damage.”

Make sure to read this article and share it with your students.

As instructors and coaches guiding our students and clients to better health through exercise, remember to gently remind them that their health doesn’t end at the studio walls – it actually begins in the kitchen!


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  1. Jody
    May 29, 2012
    5:33 pm #comment-1

    I had to laugh when I saw this article….my immediate thought was “Not half as stupid as 3 martinis make me!!!”

    Thank you for the great info…will be passing it along!

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