TIL that the idea that kids get a high /rush just from consuming sugar is a complete myth with no evidence to support it

Read more: https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/sugar-does-it-really-cause-hyperactivity

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  1. I need to call bullshit on this. There’s plenty of evidence in children and adults that proves this. Unequivocally. Kids get elevated blood glucose from eating too much sugar. This often causes hyperactivity. Then they get elevated cortisol from the preceding drop in blood glucose as their pancreas kicks into overdrive pumping insulin into their bloodstreams to pull out the excess glucose in order to prevent glycation of red blood cells and healthy tissue. This drop can cause mood swings, etc. To top it off, artificial colors and flavors that often accompany the sugar can also cause hyperactivity, ADHD symptoms, etc.

  2. It’s a weird thing when you research it, huh?

    Also in one study they did, the parents got extra aware of their kids if they’ve been told they had sugar (kept an eye on them more, told them to be careful more often, that kind of stuff).

    At least that’s what the article I remember reading said.

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