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The #1 Worst Eating Habit for Memory Loss

By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 5: Do you remember what you ate for breakfast and lunch yesterday? Odds are it was processed or highly refined and came tucked inside a package. That's because research published in BMJ found that ultra-processed foods make up 57.9% of Americans' daily energy intake and contribute 89.7% of the energy intake from added sugars.That breakdown describes what's called the "Western Diet," a.k.a. "Standard American Diet." S.A.D. is an appropriate acronym for our country's typical eating style because it reflects the sorry state of Americans' health. Only 12% of Americans are considered metabolically healthy, based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. And what's bad for the body is also unhealthy for the brain.The SAD truth is that a number of recent studies suggest that the number one worst eating habit for memory loss is the Standard American Diet, which is characterized by large amounts of foods high in calories and fat and low in nutritional value. And many of those studies link a poor diet and obesity that results in a person's increased risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease.Read on for a review of some of the research that connects what you put in your mouth to your ability to keep your memory sharp, and to take care of your brain, don't miss Popular Foods That May Improve Brain Health.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

The #1 Worst Eating Habit for Memory Loss

Do you remember what you ate for breakfast and lunch yesterday? Odds are it was processed or highly refined and came tucked inside a package. That's because research published in BMJ found that ultra-processed foods make up 57.9% of Americans' daily energy intake and contribute 89.7% of the energy intake from added sugars.

That breakdown describes what's called the "Western Diet," a.k.a. "Standard American Diet." S.A.D. is an appropriate acronym for our country's typical eating style because it reflects the sorry state of Americans' health. Only 12% of Americans are considered metabolically healthy, based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. And what's bad for the body is also unhealthy for the brain.

The SAD truth is that a number of recent studies suggest that the number one worst eating habit for memory loss is the Standard American Diet, which is characterized by large amounts of foods high in calories and fat and low in nutritional value. And many of those studies link a poor diet and obesity that results in a person's increased risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Read on for a review of some of the research that connects what you put in your mouth to your ability to keep your memory sharp, and to take care of your brain, don't miss Popular Foods That May Improve Brain Health.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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