Did you know that your food choices may be the most influential variable when it comes to the function of the brain?
Here are 4 foods that will lower your brain power:
1. White rice
1 Cup of short-grain cooked white rice = 10 teaspoons of sugar (45 grams). On a scale of 1-100 on the glycemic index, it peaks at 83! The craving for high glycemic foods can prompt chemical imbalances leading to fatigue & depression.
2. Microwave popcorn
Some brands contain the chemical diacetyl a.k.a DA. DA is used to produce artificial butter flavoring. It’s been linked to plaque build-up in the brain, a key element of Alzheimer’s.
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3. Diet sodas
Tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s also high in mercury. Consuming large quantities of this heavy metal can cause cognitive decline.
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