Food You Should Avoid If You Want To Get Smarter

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A topic we will try to write more about at our blog is brain food. We feel that this topic is very interesting and a lot of new research are constantly revealed. Today we will talk about what food to avoid if you want to get smarter, food that you absolutely should avoid if you care about your brain.

People eat more than they need nowadays, since you can get something to eat 24 hours in cities. We eat even though we not actually hungry. On our way home from work or school we see a fast food restaurant and buy something to eat on the go.In United States nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight.

There has been studies done with mice were they fed a diet containing 30% fewer calories than another group of mice which allowed to eat as much food as they wanted. After examination of the brain of these mice the mice who ate less showed a reduction of amyloid, the brain-clogging protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

Other studies also show that people with restricted diet has a lower body temperature and levels of insulin. These are two important characteristics of long-lived people and animals.

The food that could cause the most harm are processed fats. One them are trans fats, formed when liquid oils are transformed into solid fats by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil.  Manufacturers used to add trans fats to crackers, snacks, cookies to keep them fresh for years. We should avoid foods with the label hydrogenated.

Here is a list of food you should avoid to get smarter:

  • Fast food
  • Fried chicken
  • Biscuits
  • Fried fish sandwiches
  • French fries
  • Fried food
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Potato chips
  • Margarine
  • Doughnuts
  • Muffins