Establishing healthful eating habits early on will guide your child toward a healthier lifestyle in the future. As per a research, excessive sugar untake can lead to behavor problems. A component of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and uric acid (a fructose metabolite) can actually lead to increase in the risk for behavioral disorders.
Sugar does not have the best standing when it comes to how it affects your health. Excess sugar intake is related to many health problems like inflammation, high blood pressure and fatty liver. Sugar typically refers to a category of simple carbohydrates that includes monosaccharides like fructose and glucose, and disaccharides, like sucrose and lactose, which have different effects on the body and brain.
There is an irresistible evidence to support the hypothesis that sucrose consumption results in pathophysiological significances such as morphological neuronal changes, altered emotional processing and modified behavior in rodent and human models. In this comprehensive review, a team examined >300 studies investigating the interaction between sugar consumption, stress and emotions. Preclinical and clinical trials investigating highly palatable foods and stress, anxiety, depression and fear are reviewed. Importantly, the synergy between sugar consumption and neurobiology is addressed. This review summarizes the neurochemical changes and neural adaptations, including changes in the dopaminergic system that influence emotion and behavior following sugar consumption.
So, avert from consuming excessive sugar on a daily manner to reduce any behavioral problems.