Sugar rush is just a myth, says study.
KARACHI -- A recent study has revealed that the idea of a sugar rush is a myth without any truth behind it. People justifying their craving for sweet by calling it a sugar rush take note. According to the research published in the Journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral, sugar does not improve mood and in fact, it can make people less alert and more tired after its consumption. '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,' said, Dr Konstantinos Mantantzis, who led the study, said.
The research team set out to examine the myth of the 'sugar rush': can sugar really put you in a better mood? Using data collected from 31 published studies involving almost 1300 adults, Dr Konstantinos Mantantzis, Dr Sandra Sunram-Lea, and Dr Friederike Schlaghecken and Professor Elizabeth Maylor in the University of Warwick's Department of Psychology investigated the effect of sugar on various aspects of mood, including anger, alertness, depression, and fatigue. They also considered how factors such as the quantity and type of sugar consumed might affect mood, and whether engaging in demanding mental and physical activities made any difference.