Could Sugar Be Making You Moody, Depressed, Anxious? Courier News in Suburban Chicago Explores Idea
Posted Oct 02 2008 3:13pm
Do you get downright moody, irrational and erratic after eating sugar?
Are you finding yourself behaving strangely afterwards -- like perhaps you cry on end for seemingly no reason or lose your temper for no rational explanation?
Or, maybe, within an an hour to three days after chomping on a handful of cookies and candies, do you get inexplicably irritable, unfocused, depressed and crybabyish -- so much so that your loved ones seem to be hiding out from you?
Kudos to reporter Emily McFarlan for exploring this concept today (Sun., Jan. 6) in her lifestyle cover article, " Sugar rush: Can too much sugar alter your mood or is it a bunch of sweet nothing?,", which appears in The Courier News in suburban Chicago.
(The newspaper in which Emily's article appears is part of The Sun-Times News Group, whose media properties include the Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com, as well as
newspapers and websites serving 120 communities across Chicago.)
It's thrilling to me when reporters become so intrigued by an idea that they'll write compelling newspaper articles about this subject. That's because journalists people such as Emily can play a very important role in waking up readers and getting them to wonder if their sugar habit could be to blame for their mood swings, hyperactivity, mental confusion and more.
We definitely need more astute, probing journalists like Emily to educate the public and urge their fans to learn the sour sugar news and seek help for their strange-on-sugar behavior.
Before you read Emily's wonderful story, let me leave you with one thought. Aren't crankiness, anxiety, lethargy and anger enough reasons to want to
quit the sweet stuff?
What's more, bear in mind that if you keep piling on the pasta, swigging sodas galore and frequently chewing cookies, you could be paving the way for hypoglycemia, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and premature aging.
Now do you want to think about kicking the potentially poisonous substance?