4 Foods That Negatively Impact Your Brain Power

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

Frequent consumption of aspartame may cause insomnia, headaches and depression. The artificial sweetener has also been linked to brain tumors in some preliminary studies.

4. Tuna

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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