Protecting the Brain from Sugar Damage
The sweet yummy treats we all let ourselves enjoy every once in a while is a good way to take the edge off a bad day or week. But did you know that excessive sugar intake can impair a person’s cognitive skills and self-control?
When you follow a diet high in simple sugars and carbohydrates, you are putting yourself at risk for brain damage.
Chronic high blood sugar levels can lead to:
- Slowed cognitive function
- Poor memory
- Deficits in attention and focus
- Inflammation in the brain
This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends people to limit their total sugar intake to 10% of their diet. So, if they’re eating 1800 calories per day, 180 calories should be sugar.
The ideal thing to do is to quit eating refined sugars completely, however, we understand how difficult this process can be — especially for people who have grown used to it.
Bayou Home Care, your partner and reliable provider of professional home health nursing in Houma, Louisiana, is here to assist you with achieving your diet and health goals.