"A spoonful of sugar...." (sugar may stimulate memory )
Why sugar may stimulate memory is unclear, although in rat experiments, the brain's ability to utilize acetylcholine, which is involved in memory storage, seems to be enhanced by sugar. In our "diet drink, diet this, diet-that" culture in which we shun the sugar, we tend to overlook the fact that carbohydrates are essential to life. We can, however, get sugar from the fruits, vegetables and grains that contain the so-called complex carbohydrates, which the body then breaks down into simple sugars.
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|Date:||May 1, 1991|
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