Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sugar Makes You Not So Smart :(

I blogged a few days ago about how exercise can actually make you smarter, but apparently a recent UCLA study with rats shows that a high fructose diet can not only make you gain weight, it can also cause memory loss, and impede learning, because it actually causes the brain to slow down.

 "Our study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body. This is something new," says Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science.

  Something to think about for your kids since we are gearing up for the end of the school year meaning the dreaded EXAMS!!! The kind of sugar you should be concerned about is the high fructose corn syrup that food manufacturers seem to be putting into everything these days - so make sure to check those labels!!! Speaklng of Exams drop by and check out our study aids on the so your Kids can learn to work "Smarter not Harder" and while you are there sign up for our free newsletter :)

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