FAB RESEARCH COMMENT:
Consumption of sugar and/or other carbohydrates fails to improve mood at any timepoint studied, according to this systematic review of all the available evidence from placebo-controlled trials.
Even within the first hour after consumption, the researchers found that ingestion of sugary or 'carb-rich' foods or drinks was linked with lower
energy and alertness - not higher levels, as is widely assumed.
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