You know the saying “you are what you eat?” Well, there’s some truth to it, at least as far as your brain’s concerned. While eating the right foods can help you feel better, and even fight dementia, the wrong foods can negatively impact your cognitive abilities and even increase your risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases that can affect your memory.
Here are 15 foods to avoid if you want to improve your brain’s health and live a long, healthy life.
1. 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. Opt for baked or grilled meats, potatoes, and veggies instead of fried. Your brain will thank you.
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