Do you have a sweet tooth?
Sugar consumption reached new highs last year with Americans consuming 11 million metric tons in 2016. Mostly in sugar-sweetened beverages. Sports drinks, juices, pop make up most of the sugar consumed.
Sugar changes your brain function.
New studies have found that drinking high sugar beverages results in smaller brain volume, reduced memory, and learning. High sugar consumption causes a reduction in the size of the hippocampus, the area of your brain that is critical for learning and memory.
What about diet drinks?
They might be worse. Researchers found that people who consumed diet drinks had three times the rate of dementia and stroke compared to people who never drank diet drinks.
Another good reason to eat real food and get your sugar fix from fruit because we already know that you can’t you eat too much fruit.
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