Sunday, August 2, 2015

Foods that are Hurting Your Brain Blogger:Being Sane Takes Too Much Work

TOFU      Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders found an association between high tofu intake (9 or more times per week) and an increased risk of cognitive impairment and memory loss.  Researcher's speculate it is the tofu's phytoestrogens.   SODIUM   A study found that high levels of sodium intake paired with low levels of physical activity had a negative impact on cognitive abilities.  It has been discovered that this can be reversible.  Regular exercise can counteract sodium's negative effects on the brain.    TRANS FAT   Consuming trans fat was associated with difficulty remembering words.  In a study, participants were asked to identify new versus recurring words in a series.  Those with the highest amount of trans fat per day, recalled 65 words correctly, while the average participant recalled 81 words.    TUNA   People who eat more than 3 servings of species of fish like tuna, grouper, snapper, bass, swordfish and shark each week (or more than 4 servings per month) are at risk for cognitive dysfunction due to the high levels of mercury.

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