After reading Matt Stones, Ray Peats and Andrew Kim’s work, I know that sugars and starches aren’t bad per se and are beneficial for health.
However I’m curious on their effects when it comes to brain function?
Brain and body are related so if certain sugars are extremely beneficial for the body I don’t see how they wont be beneficial for the brain.
I remember reading The Ultramin Solution by Mark Hyman which took a nutritional perspective towards brain health and all it said was that stress, inflammation, oxidative damage, toxicity, poor nutrition caused a messed up brain but his recommendations for the diet to eat wermt very good and didn’t really support ridding inflammation or oxidative stress.
Your statement about what is beneficial for the body would also be for the brain, is I’m sure correct. Don’t pay attention to nutritional advice targeting certain organs or parts – it goes without saying that the body functions as a whole.
I’m an educator and the only thing that significantly impacts IQ is traumatic brain injury or starvation. Starvation can result in about a 15 point drop (one standard deviation), and that can be changed back by nourishing the person. There is a lot of misinformation out there about how food affects the brain. Typically the only thing that affects it is lack of food or if you have some type of allergy to a specific food.