Sugar Consumption Affects the Psychological State in Humans
The excessive consumption of sweets leads to health problems such as obesity and diabetes type 2. According to the latest research, the negative consequences of consuming sugar are depression, addiction, anxiety and reducing memory.
Researchers have connected sugar consumption to an increased risk of depression, and the worst result may be schizophrenia. Sugar also causes chronic inflammation, affecting weakening the immune functions of the brain and other organs that are associated with depression. It is interesting that the highest level of depression have those countries which have the highest consumption of sugar.
Although contradictory, a great number of evidence suggests creating addiction to sugar consumption.
Drugs and sugar are filling the brain with dopamine. Researchers from Yale University found that just a plain look to a sweet milkshake activates the same parts in brain as the thought of cocaine in those people who are addicts.
Sugar can cause blurred sight, problems with concentration, but it can be described as a panic attack, or a heightened sense of fear or concern. Sugar can make the anxiety even more uncomfortable disorder.
Diet and sugar reduction will not cure anxiety, but can reduce its symptoms and improve the body’s ability to fight stress.
Researchers, from the University of Los Angeles, by example demonstrated how the increased consumption of sugar can affect memory loss in just six weeks. In fact, they gave to the experimental rats liquid fructose instead of plain water, and the animals forgot the way they would have escaped.
The consumption of large amounts of sugar in the body alters brain function and its ability to learn and memorize the information.