I’ve seen it up-close and personal–a beloved neighbor got it. Alzheimer’s is sad. But severe mental impairment with aging is NOT inevitable…
Older folks who eat diets high in sugar show nearly FOUR TIMES more mental inability than those who eat diets with more protein and fat, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic.
So sugar is bad for the brain? Not necessarily. The brain actually runs on glucose–up to 100 grams of carbs a day goes to recharging your mental capacity.
The real problem appears to be SIMPLE sugar that causes your insulin to surge (that also triggers body-fat storage–bad deal). So many processed sugary foods is a big reason Alzheimer’s disease is rampant…
Too much sugar causes excessive insulin, which eventually makes you insulin resistant. That means your body can no longer use or dispose of glucose properly…
The result of insulin resistance is overstuffed fat cells, inflammation, heart disease and the inability of your brain to function properly. It’s the reason many doctors call Alzheimer’s disease “type 3 diabetes.”
Solution: Keep insulin surges to a minimum by eating less processed sugar and more complex carbs (vegetables and fruit, which have slow-digesting fiber).
Eating sugary desserts every so often is okay, but to satisfy your sweet tooth MOST of the time, go for fruit or healthier, low-insulin-surging desserts, like high-protein, low-sugar smoothies (we’ll have a recipe in a future e-newsletter–or see the P.S. below).
Keep your insulin low to let your brain energy flow–and remember where you put your keys almost every time.
Train smart, be well, live long.
P.S.: HEALTHY, SWEET DESSERTS–SOME EVEN BURN FAT–If you like sweets, you should eat delicious ones that also reduce or even enhance fat burning most of the time. You can get 78 of these healthier, scrumptious recipes, many gluten-free and low-carb (no insulin surge), in your very own copy of The Dessert Angel Heavenly Recipe Guide. Go HERE <==