10 Foods That Are Hurting Your Brain

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2. Trans Fat

Partially hydrogenated oils or commonly known as trans-fat might cause a serious brain drain and also risk to have a damage on your heart health.  Founder of YES! Nutrition, LLC and dietician nutritionist Tori Holthaus says “Diets high in trans-fats increase beta-amyloid—a peptide ‘plaque’—deposits in brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease”.

Lizette Borreli, a senior reporter at Medical Daily writes “A 2012 study published in Neurology found a high intake of trans-fat is linked to brain shrinkage. Scientists scanned the brains of the participants to ensure the brain volume would be measured accurately. It was those who had high vitamin levels who had larger brains, and vice versa. Those with high trans-fat diets were found to experience brain shrinkage similar to people with Alzheimer’s disease.”

This tans-fatty acids are commonly found in margarine, chips, crackers, cookies, and other processed foods.

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