It’s easy to link an unhealthy diet to weight gain, but we’re often not aware of the connection between diet and brain functionality.
Lisa Mosconi, nutritionist and neurologist at Cornell University, revealed what foods are potentially most dangerous to the brain.
The specialist argues like the organs in our body, the brain is the most vulnerable to poor nutrition and can suffer significant damage.
She points out that a diet high in saturated fats of animal origin negatively impacts our cardiovascular system and can also lead to cognitive problems.
“When we eat a fatty, sugary meal and experience symptoms like sluggishness, brain fog and drowsiness – these symptoms originate not in the stomach but in the brain”Mosconi explained.
These effects do not pass over time and can cause structural damage to our brain and make it more prone to aging and dementia, Mosconi warned.
To prevent negative effects, the expert recommends adding foods rich in antioxidants to the diet, including vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B, which have an anti-inflammatory effect.
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At the same time, she noted that there is no perfect product, or superfood, that solves all health problems and maintains brain health.