If you indulge in sugar-laden foods and beverages you may be increasing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent research conducted at the University of Alabama.
Researchers used a genetic mouse model that develops Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in adulthood. The mice were separated into two groups. One group consumed a regular, balanced diet, while the other group was supplemented with 10% sugar water. After the 25-week period, the researchers compared the metabolism, brain composition and memory skills of the two groups.
They discovered that the sugar-fed mice gained approximately 17% more weight, developed insulin resistance and had higher cholesterol levels. These mice also had more difficulties with learning and memory retention and their brains contained over twice as many amyloid plaque deposits – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers note that the human equivalent of the mouse diet would be about 5 cans of soda per day. But since mice have a higher metabolism, it may actually take less sugar in humans to develop the same health-harming consequences.
So keep the sugar out of your home and cater to your sweet cravings with the latest, all-natural, no-calorie, sugar-free sweeteners including erythritol. You can enjoy erythritol in our Chocolate Bliss Cake and you can also use it to replace sugar, cup for cup, in your own dessert recipes.
Are You Aware of the “Healthy Dessert” Scam?
Most desserts that claim to be “healthy” are anything but.
Most of those in the health food store use natural, organic ingredients, but they still use SUGAR in one form or another. Then there are the so-called “diet” desserts and “sugar-free” mixes. While these desserts bag the sugar, the CHEMICAL sweeteners they replace it with taste awful… and they are even WORSE for your health!
Now it’s time to try something better. Wellness Bakeries’ Chocolate Bliss Cake is made with ALL-NATURAL, low-glycemic sugar free sweeteners including erythritol. It is rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants and omega-3s… and it the taste is simply out of this world!
To learn more about our healthy, diabetic safe desserts and to try a slice for yourself, read our Letter to Dessert Lovers.
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2007, December 10)