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New Study Finds Sugar Can Cause Brain Damage

Does Sugar Cause Brain Damage?

“Bad news for people with a sweet tooth,” says the Telegraph (UK April 26, 2016).  A new study at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose spiked water fed to rats for six weeks caused cognitive problems.  They did only half as well in a maze alongside rats fed plain water. They drank the equivalent of the sugar in about one liter of soft drinks.

Do you have sugar brain—a blurry brain response that makes you feel like a morning cloud descended on your brain?  Ditch the sugar and I’ll predict that will all clear up.  Many people I’ve worked with have discovered what clear thinking they can have without the sugar in their life.

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Coconut Cookies (Sugar Free; Gluten Free)

18500518_lThese cookies utilize leftover carrot pulp and are very high in protein, partly sweetened with stevia, gluten free, and high in fiber.

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup carrot pulp (or finely grated carrots)
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 dropper-full liquid stevia, or to taste
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl, combine chickpea flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well. Add pulp and coconut. Mix well, and rub the mixture together in your hands to distribute the pulp fairly evenly throughout the mixture. In a separate bowl, combine coconut butter, coconut nectar or maple syrup, stevia, and vanilla. Mix well.

Add sweet mixture to flour mixture, and knead with your hands to form a dough. Roll dough out onto the counter to make a thick log that is about 10 inches long. Cut the log into about twenty 1/4-inch-thick pieces using a sharp, thin knife that has been dipped in cool water. Place the pieces on an oiled cookie sheet. At this point you can use your hands to reshape them a bit, then flatten them slightly with the tines of a fork dipped in cool water. Bake at 350 degrees for 15–20 minutes or until firm and lightly browned on the bottom. They should be a bit like shortbread. They can be eaten warm out of the oven, or if you want them to be crispier, you can turn off the oven, but leave them in until the oven is cool so they dry out a bit. Makes approximately 20 cookies.

Recipe from Sugar Knockout (contributed by Vicki Chelf, Pulp Kitchen)

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One comment

  1. I was told by our integrated GP that legumes and pulses aren’t the best to eat and to stay away from gluten, corn and soy, ( dairy/ lactose ) . Soy and soy products mimic the female hormone which is detrimental to our health especially for males. That is because we do not ferment our soy for five years as the Asian country’s do and they consume it with an animal protein? Valerie.