This food you consume daily has been found to trigger changes to the hippocampus which is the area of the brain important for memory.
I know you must be wondering the food I am talking about.
A team of researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia found sugar is as damaging to the brain as extreme stress or abuse.
Research associate, Jayanthi Maniam and professor of pharmacology, Margaret Morris observed that the changes caused by sugar found in region of the brain that controls emotional behaviour and cognitive function were more extensive than those caused by extreme early life stress.
It’s important to note that taking sugar or exposure to early life stress reduced the expression of genes critical for brain development and growth.
The researchers pointed out that changes noted in the brain are of great concern given the high consumption of sugary drinks, particularly among young people.