The recent program of Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) "Chécate, Mídete, Muévete" arises from the need to change the lifestyle in the Mexican population due to the incidence of obesity and overweight causing complications and diseases costly for health and economy."Measure yourself" It is an item of the program that seeks to reduce the consumption of sugar, fat and salt.
Data from IMSS They also reveal that a high consumption of sugar causes insulin resistance, overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, in GetQoralHealth We present 4 mental illnesses that can also be a consequence of excessive consumption of sugar.
1. Depression According to the researcher in psychiatry Malcom Peer There is a relationship between diet and mental illness. Sugar inhibits the activity of BDNF, a hormone that is low in people who are diagnosed with depression or schizophrenia.
2. Addiction. Studies of University of Cambridge they indicate that foods rich in sugar activate the same reward centers that are activated during the consumption of drugs such as cocaine.
3. Schizophrenia. A study published in British Journal of Psychiatry He found a permanent connection between the intake of refined sugars and the treatment of schizophrenia since it suppresses the neurotrophic factor related to the brain and the growth hormone that maintains stable neuronal health.
4. Dementia According to a study that lasted 7 years, researchers from the University of Washington They found that high blood sugar, for example in patients with diabetes, increases the risk of developing dementia.
The soda contains a high amount of fructose, which is why scientists from the University of California they conducted an experiment with rats: one group was kept on a balanced and normal diet, while the other group was prescribed a diet high in fructose.
Results After 5 days of feeding high in fructose the rats forgot the way to leave the labyrinth. This, the researchers explain, would mean that a high ingestion of fructose alters the energy supply to the brain and decreases the amount used to maintain mental health, which mainly affects memory.
It is important to carry out a balanced diet, in which no food is consumed in excess. Knowing the consequences of inadequate intake is the beginning of a culture of prevention. Take care of your health and your life!