According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, there is a strong association between the amount of sugar a man consumes and an increased risk of depression. Dr. Anika Knuppel from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Unviersity College London, analyzed sugar intake from food and drinks and the occurance of common mental disorders.
Adults in Britain consumed almost twice the recommended level of added sugar in their diets and saw that increased risk. Analysis was completed on sweet foods (cakes/biscuits/etc) and drinks and coffee and tea with added sugar and found that men who consumed more than 67 grams of sugar per day were 23% more likely to have a common mental health issue after 5-years when compared to those who consumed less than 39.5 grams of sugar/day. Processed foods were NOT included in the study even though they are generally considered to have a remarkable high amount of sugar.
My Take – excess sugar in the Standard American Diet (SAD for short), is a major contributing factor for a variety of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and increased inflammation, which effects all the organs and systems of the body. For anyone dealing with a high glucose (sugar), and the diseases it might cause, remember that this is 100% self induced. It is also 100% curable, simply by eating correctly, what nature intended for us to eat, like vegetables, protein, nuts, seeds, good oils and some fruit. If you are having trouble with this concept, maybe you should speak with someone qualified to help you understand how you can live more healthy.