When it comes to you and your family’s health, making the right food choices is a top priority. Food is nourishment for the body, but it can also be harmful. By choosing the right food you can feel better both physically and mentally. While it can be easy to spot healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains, it’s not always easy to figure out which foods are unhealthy, or even downright dangerous.
To help keep your body healthy and know what foods to avoid, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 worst foods for your brain. Check it out:
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1. Food Additives
Processed food additives are everywhere like coffee creamers, ice cream, and nut-based milks. To avoid dangerous additives, you’ll need to become good at reading labels. This can be a hard habit to get into, but once you establish this new habit, it’ll become second nature.
Two of the worst additives are polysorbate-80 and carboxymethylcellulose. They can be especially harmful to your brain. According to Forbes, “research has shown that these additives can drive inflammation and disrupt metabolism.” It has been shown that Alzheimer’s disease is related to changes in brain metabolism which suggests these food additives should be avoided. To make things easier for you, look for whole foods that haven’t been processed or packaged to ensure you’re safe from additives.