#3 Forms and Focus Discussion on Added Sugars
Americans eat an average of 17 teaspoons of sugar a day when they should consume no more than 9 teaspoons according to AHA. Medically reviewed article in Verywell Mind stated, "Even a single instance of elevated glucose in the bloodstream can be harmful to the brain, resulting in slowed cognitive function and deficits in memory and attention."
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0:00 - Intro
1:41 - Problem - added sugars can reduce cognitive function
6:13 - Solution/Habits for better focus
7:02 - What is the blood sugar roller coaster.
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- We eat to much sugar: It’s estimated that the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar every day and around 57 pounds of added sugar each year. CDC. According to AHA guidelines, most men should consume no more than 9 teaspoons (tsp) of sugar.
- Medically reviewed article in Verywell Mind stated, "Even a single instance of elevated glucose in the bloodstream can be harmful to the brain, resulting in slowed cognitive function and deficits in memory and attention."
- Some research suggests high sugar consumption causes inflammation in the brain, leading to memory difficulties.
- One of the largest studies to link sugar with depression—an analysis of dietary consumption and mood of 23,245 individuals enrolled in the Whitehall II study—found higher rates of sugar consumption was associated with a greater incidence of depression.
- The study, published in 2017 in the journal Scientific Reports, found those with the highest level of sugar consumption were a 23% more likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder than those with the lowest sugar intakes.
- When you are hungry, drink water. F%#k the donut. (Ha!)
- You're on a blood sugar roller coaster, and it's hard to get off it. So STOP the craving before it starts by eating healthy sugars, proteins, fats, etc.
- Stress causes you to be hungry, "Stress causes the hormone cortisol to flood your body, releasing glucose from your liver, which in turn raises your blood sugar."
- Stop the madness (sweet tea, sugar drinks, sugar coffee, etc.)