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The #1 Worst Eating Habit for Memory Loss

By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 5: Omega-3 fatty acids are building blocks of the brain, but there's another fatty acid that's not so healthy for your gray matter: omega-6s. Found in cooking oils like soybean and sunflower oils that are used in a lot of processed foods, and in corn, soybeans, meats, and eggs, omega-6s are prevalent in the SAD diet. Too prevalent. Many experts believe the typical Western diet contains 10 times more omega-6s than omega-3s and that increasing the ratio of 6s to 3s doesn't bode well for our brains. One review of 14 studies in the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics suggested that an increase in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids may atrophy the hippocampus and cause cognitive decline in old age.Make better eating choices every day by signing up for our newsletter!

Inflammatory oils are linked to cognitive decline.

Omega-3 fatty acids are building blocks of the brain, but there's another fatty acid that's not so healthy for your gray matter: omega-6s. Found in cooking oils like soybean and sunflower oils that are used in a lot of processed foods, and in corn, soybeans, meats, and eggs, omega-6s are prevalent in the SAD diet. Too prevalent. Many experts believe the typical Western diet contains 10 times more omega-6s than omega-3s and that increasing the ratio of 6s to 3s doesn't bode well for our brains. One review of 14 studies in the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics suggested that an increase in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids may atrophy the hippocampus and cause cognitive decline in old age.

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