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www.ironmanmagazine.comMental maladies, such as dementia, are becoming more and more prevalent in older people.

One reason could be too many processed carbs. Simple sugars cause an insulin surge, and according to Secret Superfoods by Bottom Line Publications, elevated insulin is linked to dementia and other mental deficiencies.

“Diabetics with elevated insulin in the blood have four times the rate of dementia as people without diabetes.” A high insulin level can damage blood vessels as well as neurons.

In fact, the damage can be so severe that many researchers call Alzheimer’s disease “type 3 diabetes.” Steer clear of high-glycemic carbs most of the time, especially if you are older.

 

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