Can the taste of real sugar boost brain power?
When I taught GED, I highly encouraged students to suck on a Life Saver Pep-O-Mint. Those who listened told me they stayed awake better, did not get sluggish, and still had energy.
One girl told me it did not help at all, just made her sleepy. I asked her what she took with her. She took her favorite flavor--Butterscotch. One took an artificially sweetened mint. Along with the sugar, peppermint in this particular Life Saver Pep-O- Mint helps the brain. I use these when I drive at night to help me stay awake.
Click Here to see the results of the research. And, don't binge on sugar to be smarter! At the university, I would suck on a lollipop of some kind during tests.
Can you tell the difference in brain power or performance when you taste sugar? I can!