Does sugar cause depression?

(Last Updated On: December 10, 2019)
The road to depression is paved with glucose. But you can turn back

Sugar makes you fat, which is bad enough. But can it really make you depressed? Clinically depressed, even? The evidence is compelling: it’s a journey that starts with a mild blood sugar imbalance and can end with a serious mood disorder.

Along this baited road are landmarks that signal the next level of downward progression, each step fuelled by glucose.

In the beginning: blood sugar imbalance

Blood sugar imbalance (aka impaired glucose regulation) is a common health problem, one that may be familiar to you. Ask yourself: How do you feel if you eat no food for at least three hours? Does the mere thought induce a sense of mild panic? Perhaps you are familiar with the tremors, headaches, fatigue, light-headedness, irritability and anxiety that characterise an inability to maintain blood sugar levels on an even keel.

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