Before I went paleo my memory was like swiss cheese. I never wrote and barely read, because it was too hard to concentrate. I always suspected that something in my diet was making me stupid, but I didn’t know what it was. Until now.
A professor of neurosurgery at UCLA just put out a study that shows high fructose corn syrup disrupts brain function resulting in poor memory and cognition. Boom. Any day now I’ll be getting that call from the Macarthur Genius Grant.
Seriously though, the blowback from the study is a fascinating précis of our modern nutrition dilemma. While Americans get fatter and stupider the Corn Refiners Association and the Sugar Association joust over the definition of sugar.
The funny thing is that big ag business can treat us like idiots because, well, most of us have been turned into cornholio by the very product they’re peddling.