Foods that are high on the glycemic index can lead to insulin resistance, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, heart attacks, strokes, possibly even Alzheimer Disease, all of which impact the brain. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 125-126. NY:HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.)

Lists in table form how much some common foods spike blood sugar in terms of minimal through maximal glycemic index ranges. (Small, Gary, MD. The Memory Bible. p 155-156. NY: Hyperion, 2002.)

Guide to the Glycemic Index. Contains a section filled with suggestions for losing weight without dieting, which doesn’t work long term anyway. Contains tables that list high and low glycemic foods. (Brand-Miller, Jennie, PhD, Thomas M. S. Wolever, MD, PhD, et al. The New Glucose Revolution. p 174-195. NY: Marlowe & Company, 2003.)

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.)

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