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How Does Sugar Affect Our Brains?

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How Does Sugar Affect Our Brains?

 

Sugar is everywhere. We can find it in almost everything we consume, from ice cream to bread. So, how does sugar affect our brains?
Dr Nicole Avena has created an amazing animation for TED-Ed that explains how sugar causes dopamine levels to rise, resulting in a sugar rush and eventually leading to cravings.

You take a bite of cereal. The sugars it contains activate the sweet taste receptors, part of the taste buds on the tongue. These receptors send a signal up to the brain stem and from there it forks of into many areas of the forebrain, one of which is the cerebral cortex.

Avena also discusses how our increasingly sugar-filled food is turning consuming food into a sort of drug addiction, as we crave sugar highs.
How Sugar Affects Your Brain | Dr Nicole Avena

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Learn How To Make Coffee 38 Different Ways With This Stunning Guide

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If you make your own coffee in the morning, chances are you’re only making the same boring kind everyday. Now it’s time to put an end to the cynical habit and turn you into an instant coffee connoisseur.

For those who don’t know, there are officially 38 different ways to make coffee. All, except decaffeinated versions will give you the same buzz that can either make you extremely productive or give you anxiety.

The only difference here is taste. And when it comes to coffee, taste matters. A lot.

Most of the methods and ingredients from the chart above dates back hundreds of years and have been traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Hence, it’s actually possible to tell where a person came from based on the type of coffee he or she drinks!

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