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Sugar Rush Myths

Monday, January 20, 2020

Few things lift my spirits more than having proof that I haven’t got it completely wrong!!

The crazy belief that there is some benefit to food giving you a “sugar rush” as a positive outcome has been blown out of the water by a recent study.

This study (in the Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews) suggests that the consumption of sugar does not improve any aspect of mood. Rather, it is likely to worsen the mood.

The study looked at various aspects of mood (anger, alertness, depression and fatigue) as well as the response to demanding physical and mental activities – it considered how sugar affected performance.

Not only did eating sugar not improve mood or performance but the study showed that those who ate sugar were more likely to feel tired and less alert than those who did not.

So the take home message is that unless you welcome a “sugar crash” then stay away from the sweeties because they really are NOT good for your performance or your mood.

At Temple Vie we focus on more than just helping you to lose weight. We work with you to identify your particular food triggers and life challenges that can so easily sabotage weight loss efforts. We teach about nutrition and advise on how to make clever smart food choices. Temple Vie focuses on helping individuals to put simple strategies in place that aim to make it easy to navigate the minefield that is “healthy eating”.

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