Foods To Avoid For Your Brain
Fried foods are high in fat, calories, and often salt. Consuming foods fried in unstable or unhealthy oils can have several negative health effects. In fact, eating them regularly can put you at a higher risk of developing diseases like diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Therefore, it’s probably best to avoid or severely limit your intake of commercially fried foods.
There’s no denying they taste good, but anything fried is just all around bad for you. In addition to being loaded with fat and calories, fried foods also cause inflammation in your brain, leading to memory loss and brain fog. Not to mention eating a diet high in fried foods leads to weight gain, and weight gain can negatively impact your brain’s health.
New research indicates that junk food can also negatively affect your memory. Bad diets have been linked to dementia due to high blood pressure and cholesterol disrupting the blood supply to the brain. Research now confirms that junk foods can prevent brain cells from responding properly to insulin.
Fast food isn’t necessarily bad, but in many cases it’s highly processed and contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats, and salt (sodium). These foods are often high in calories yet offer little or no nutritional value.
People who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain important for learning and memory.
We already know that soda is unhealthy for us and people who may be predisposed to such diseases and conditions should make it a priority to avoid fizzy drinks with numerous artificial sweeteners and sugar.
Too much red meat
In general, red meats (beef, pork and lamb) have more saturated (bad) fat than chicken, fish and vegetable proteins such as beans. Saturated and trans fats can raise your blood cholesterol and make heart disease worse. The unsaturated fats in fish, such as salmon, actually have health benefits.
Alcohol has a profound effect on the complex structures of the brain. It blocks chemical signals between brain cells (called neurons), leading to the common immediate symptoms of intoxication, including impulsive behavior, slurred speech, poor memory, and slowed reflexes.
Alcohol is a depressant that affects the brain by causing the brain to slow down. Alcohol can affect your child’s brain which continues developing into their early twenties. Alcohol can negatively impact on your child’s problem solving skills and performance at school.