Do You Have Sugar Skull?
You know, eating too much sugar and forgetting things?
You know those days when you just can't think of that one thing you had to do? Or the Monday morning when you're at work and someone asks, "How was your weekend," and you think to yourself, I have no idea.
These little instances of memory loss seems to somehow snowball into more serious moments of "How do I not remember that?" When pregnant brain isn't to blame, what else could it be?
Studies suggest that high blood sugar levels may be directly linked to memory problems. This can serve as both an issue and a relief. While you aren't exactly en route to Alzheimer's, something's gotta give in the dietary realms, and it just might be that chocolate cake.
Patients who have high, but not terribly unhealthy to the point of pre-diabetes, blood sugar perform worse when it comes to memory tests than those with low blood sugar levels according to German researchers.
Other studies have also shown to correspond with blood sugar disorders known as impaired glucose intolerance and poor brain function and even dementia, as stated by Dr. Agnes Floel via Reuters Health.
Excluding participants with factors such as heavy drinking and obesity, volunteers ages 50 to 80 were given blood tests after 10 hours without food, followed by an MRI of their brains. The results proved a clear correlation between sugar level and memory.
The great news is that the solution is simple: eat better and get exercise, for both your brain and your heart.