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Old Thu, Sep-05-19, 01:48
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Sugar crash analysis suggests carbs bring mood down

Consuming sugar does not improve mood and may actually result in people feeling tired and less alert, according to an analysis.

With a lack of consensus in the field, researchers from the University of Warwick, Humboldt University of Berlin and Lancaster university decided it was high time to assess the available evidence.

This meta-analysis used data from over 1,200 people across 31 randomised controlled trials in order to determine the effect of carbohydrates on mood. Although over 5,700 studies were identified at the initial stage, only 31 were considered complete and relevant enough to be included.

Various mood-related measures including alertness, calmness, contentedness, anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension and vigour, as well as overall mood, were analysed.

Carbohydrates were found not to have a beneficial effect on any of these aspects, but were found to increase fatigue within 30 minutes of consumption and lower alertness within an hour of consumption.

These findings challenge the popular belief that carbohydrates, especially sugar, can boost mood. The authors note that recent studies have raised concerns over sugar’s impact on psychological wellbeing, as well as on overall metabolic health.

Dr Konstantinos Mantantzis, of Humboldt University of Berlin, who led the study, said:

"The idea that sugar can improve mood has been widely influential in popular culture, so much so that people all over the world consume sugary drinks to become more alert or combat fatigue. "Our findings very clearly indicate that such claims are not substantiated; if anything, sugar will probably make you feel worse."

Dr Sandra Sünram-Lea of Lancaster University added:

"The rise in obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in recent years highlights the need for evidence-based dietary strategies to promote healthy lifestyle across the lifespan.

"Our findings indicate that sugary drinks or snacks do not provide a quick ‘fuel refill’ to make us feel more alert."

The findings were published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.


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Old Thu, Sep-05-19, 07:47
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ROFL. Like we didnt already know this....

Time to send copies of this article to the schools!!
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Old Thu, Sep-05-19, 08:44
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Anyone like me who experienced years of sugar crashes & carb comas can vouch for this. I think the main reason I wasn't able to learn from experience is that the blood sugar roller coaster affected my brain. I know I wasn't able to think well back then.
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Consuming sugar does not improve mood and may actually result in people feeling tired and less alert, according to an analysis.

With a lack of consensus in the field,
Wait. WHAT? You've got to be kidding me. In all seriousness, I cannot believe there was a lack on consensus about this. I know there's a lack of consensus about whether or not the stuff will kill you, but did people really not believe in the whole concept of sugar crash?

I do like that they're clear that this is all carbohydrates, not just sugar.

Ms. A, not just the schools, but every parent everywhere who feeds their kids cereal or toaster waffles for breakfast, sends juice boxes for lunch, and fills their kids with oranges at soccer half-time.
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Old Thu, Sep-05-19, 12:48
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In total agreement.

My ds2 still plays soccer. We talk food. Eat lunch at 11ish, then dont eat again until AFTER game or practice. Trying to get him to add salt to his bottled water..... he,s lean. Pinched half an inch on him just a couple days ago.

He talks keto but hasnt made that move yet, lol.

Going without all that sugar takes practice. Body needs to learn how to adapt.

I dont stress over teens skipping breakfast. Wink.
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Old Thu, Sep-05-19, 12:57
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My conclusion is that more research is needed. Anybody have a snickers bar?
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