Did you know your eating habits affect you thinking abilities?
Can a typical Western diet high in saturated fats and sugars affect the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to crave the unhealthful food?
- Psychologist Terry Davidson, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University in Washington, D.C., studied the hippocampus, the part of the brain that involves memory, to see what job each section performed. His study led him to a a vicious cycle of bad diets and brain changes.
- “It’s surprising to me that people would question that obesity would have a negative effect on the brain, because it has a negative effect on so many other bodily systems,” says John Gunstad, professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University in Ohio, adding, why would “the brain would be spared?”
These quotes are taken from an NPR article from December 2016: The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline. Read this to learn how what we eat can affect our brains and well as our bodies.
You are what you eat.
You do what you think.