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[bluebox]Researchers have known for some time now that the cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation. But what they didn’t have documented until now are the instigators of that inflammation—the first missteps that prompt this deadly reaction. And what they are finding is that gluten, and a high-carbohydrate diet for that matter, are among the most prominent stimulators of inflammatory pathways that reach the brain.
~DAVID PERLMUTTER, author of Grain Brain.[/bluebox]
What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist?
Sugar is a general term to describe a class of molecules called carbohydrates and it’s found in a wide variety of food and drink. Just check the labels on sweet products you buy.
Glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose, lactose, dextros and starch are all forms of sugar. So are high-fructose corn syrop, fruit juice, raw sugar, and honey. And sugar isn’t just in candies and desserts, it’s also added to tomato sauce, yogurt, dried fruit, flavored waters, or granola bars.
What happens when sugar hits your tongue?