Sugar consumption is needed as the body's energy. However, if the excessive sugar intake every day, is not recommended, instead of the healthy benefits obtained.
According to research conducted at the University of New South Wales, Australia, eating too much sugar not only causes obesity, but bad for the brain. Researchers found changes in the hippocampus, or parts of the brain that govern memory function and stress, in children who eat too much sweet.
Children who often eat sugary foods every day will be at risk of stress early.
In the rat studies, researchers found that the hippocampus similar between mice given stress sugar and mice that were not stressed out but kept the sugar.
Jayanthi Maniam and pharmacology Professor Margaret Morris from University of New South Wales, Australia, said the study should encourage people to immediately reduce the intake of sugar per day, including children or adolescents. Excessive sugar causes not only an issue for physical health, but also mental.
Sugar consumption is recommended only 50 grams of sugar or 4 tablespoons per day. Unfortunately, many children, especially starting from the age of 9 years to 16 years that excessive sugar intake. Of sweetened foods and beverages consumed each day it is not known how much sugar into the body.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended no more than 10 percent of a person's daily energy comes from added sugar. The natural sugar found in fruit juice and honey.