SU­GAR CURES AN­TISEMITISM

The Jewish Chronicle - - Features -

THE cure for an­tisemitism has been dis­cov­ered — it is su­gar. Ac­cord­ing to a new study, su­gar helps give the brain the fuel needed to sup­press prej­u­diced opin­ions.

In the study, a group of stu­dents were given lemon­ade — half were given the sug­ary va­ri­ety and the other half drank lemon­ade sweet­ened ar­ti­fi­cially.

They were then told to write an es­say about the day of a gay man called Sammy. Those who drank the sug­ary lemon­ade were less likely to use gay stereotypes — pos­si­bly be­cause the higher glu­cose lev­els made them more rea­son­able.

So feed su­gar to far­right ex­trem­ists and they will be nice to us. If it doesn’t work, their teeth will fall out, so it is a win-win sit­u­a­tion.

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