Sugar can alter one’s ability to think clearly. (Appleton, Nancy, PhD. Lick the Sugar Habit, pp 68-76. NY: Avery Penguin Putnam, 1996.)
Study: For sustained performance, refined sugar was not brain food at all, just the opposite. (Nedley, Neil, M.D. Proof Positive. p 273-275. OK:Nedley, 1998, 1999.)
Sugar can negatively impact the brain. (Appleton, Nancy, PhD. Lick the Sugar Habit. p 68-76. NY:Avery Penguin Putnam, 1996.)
Glycation is the term for a form of age-related damage to the brain resulting from persistent high blood sugar from a high-glycemic-index diet. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 125-126. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.)
Brain research has shown that what children eat profoundly affects their behavior and ability to learn. Carbohydrates with a high glycemic index build up serotonin quickly but are followed by jitters or feeling low. Boys tend to become impulsive, girls temporarily withdrawn and distracted. (Gurian, Michael, PhD, and Patricia Henley, with Terry Trueman. Boys and Girls Learn Differently! p 86-88. CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.)
Large amounts of sugar in the diet can impair frontal lobe functions in school age children. (Nedley, Neil, M.D. Proof Positive. p 273-275. OK: Nedley, 1998, 1999.)
Studies: Dr. Powers found that blood sugar levels consistently correspond to behavior and performance in school Sugar made them (children) irritable or listless. (Editors, Prevention Magazine. Complete Book of Vitamins. p 664-665. PA: Rodale Press, 1984.)
Refer to Care of the Brain for additional information.