#11 Do you like sweets?

2022 . 05 . 12

I love them!
I used to love chocolate and ice cream.
Even now, just the thought of a chocolate parfait makes my heart flutter.
Only few times in a year, but eating a chocolate parfait with my best friend is still my ultimate happiness. lol

This time I talk about sugar.

It’s true that sugar is the only nutrition for our brain.
But the size of the cup of sugar in our brain is fixed, and not all the sugar in the chocolate parfait I ate can be used by the brain.

Once a certain amount is saved, provision to the brain is stopped.
But now, if I eat a large bowl of ramen noodles or something similar, these sugars are then sent to the muscles.

However, muscles also have a fixed amount of sugar to accept, so where does the excess sugar go


Sugar is very very very important to our brain, our fat tissue can take on any amount of it and store it in case of a sugar shortage and brain danger.

I grab my belly and sigh that I have fatty, but no no, It could be sugar replacing fat.

We must keep in mind that gaining fat is not due to eating too much grease.

In the modern eating habits, there is rarely a lack of sugar, and in many cases it is more like too much!

Increased sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia) puts a great strain on blood vessels and tears the walls of blood vessels to fall apart.
This leads to heart failure, stroke and even dementia.

What a surprise, Alzheimer’s dementia is also known as type 3 diabetes..

Studies have also shown that as fat and body size get bigger then brain size is getting smaller.

I want to protect the size of my brain as much as possible, because I want to aim for days when I can think, feel, imagine, and act by myself no matter how old I get!

The sugar needed for our brain is in excess rather than deficient.
So what we need as nutrition is enzymes that help the neural pathways that connect brain cells.

Typical foods that provide the enzymes needed for the brain are beans, mushrooms, garlic, vitamin C, vitamin E and healthy oils.

Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, peppers, cruciferous vegetables, (radishes, turnips, mustard greens, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, rape blossoms, potherb mustard and Japanese mustard spinach etc.)
And lotus root, azuki beans, kelp and hijiki seaweed are also recommended which has strong vitamin C no matter how much heat is applied to cook.

Vitamin E is rich in blue fish, avocados, nuts, olive oil and linseed oil!

All ingredients that are inherently familiar to the Japanese.

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, please do enjoy taking these enzyme foods as well.

Even so, I surely think chocolate parfait will make my heart flutter forever.

My goal in life is not to live long, but if I exist at 100 years old, I would like to be able to face the chocolate parfait in front of me with a sparkling heart, use my own spoon, and smile at how delicious it is!

I will continue to support my brain today.
My motives may be impure, but that’s ok, isn’t!

Author ; Mayumi Inoue