Depression appears to be linked with an array of aspects in some way. Various mental and physiological factors have been linked to the disorder. As far as health is concerned, any component that is known to be unhealthy for the body can be linked to the disorder. Being overweight, smoking and excessive alcohol are some examples that have been associated with the condition. Another unhealthy component that is speculated to be linked to the malady is sugar. Sugar and depression can be linked due to a number of reasons. There are numerous studies and theories that suggest a strong relation between depression and sugar.
Sugar is of course energy that is required by the body to carry out virtually any process but the issue is when it is consumed in excess. This means that if you have a sweet tooth and enjoy indulging in sugary treats such as desserts and chocolate, you may be susceptible to the disorder. The body is not efficient at handling continuous periods of excess and deficient glucose in the system. While it does have a mechanism in place to lower levels of glucose in the body, the constant fluctuation of the levels can lead to an array of symptoms such as irrational thirst, digestive disorders and of course depression. The effect of excess sugar can be clearly seen in children who have just consumed a sugary delight. The sugar “high” is commonly seen in children and portrays the impact that sugar has on the body.
There are schools of thought that suggest that sugar in its raw form as sucrose is a poison to the body. While this may be an ambitious claim, the negative effects of sucrose far outweigh the benefits which are pretty much the pleasant taste it provides. While it does provide energy, it is an unhealthy, inefficient source of energy. One link to sugar depression is that excess sugar is known to be linked to endorphins. Endorphins in the body are known as the feel good hormone which provides a natural high and is responsible for positive emotions such as happiness. Excess sugar is known to limit production of endorphins which can heavily impact the possibility of a person developing the disorder. Besides this, there are other minor studies suggesting different links between sugar and depression. Sugar depression is a very real phenomenon. This would be yet another reason to give up on raw, white sugar.