If you follow sport, you would have seen this week that a scandal broke out when an England Cricket player threw a Jelly Bean at the stumps whilst Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan was batting.
Now I’m not too interested in the Sledging that goes on in cricket, but I am very interested as to why a professional sports person would have Jelly Beans on a sports field.
I am going to make a big assumption here and guess that the Jelly Beans are used as a quick source of energy during a long days play.
I can only make a further assumption that the players (and their support team) are unaware of the huge damage that processed sugar does to the body.
Below I have listed just a few:
- Suppression of the immune system which will make illness more likely
- An increase in adrenaline, anxiety and difficulty in concentrating which would reduce performance
- A loss of tissue elasticity and function which can lead to injury and/or lack of performance
- A reactive hypoglycemia which will reduce performance