The food that you eat can have a negative impact on your emotional health, cognitive functions and your memory.
There are foods that can severely impact your memory and can even cause memory loss. This means that there are foods, that if regularly consumed, can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
The foods that you need to avoid:
If you are a type of person that wants to drink beer, you need to limit your beer consumption. Beer is packed with nitrites, which are directly responsible and can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
- Processed cheeses
The most harmful cheeses are American cheese and mozzarella sticks. They will build up proteins in your body which will in time, increase the risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Processed meats
All types of processed foods are bad for the overall health, and especially for the health of the brain. Turkey, ham and smoked bacon, are delicious, but they are very unhealthy. These foods can affect the health of the brain because they are packed with nitrosamines. Nitrosamines will cause the liver to produce more and more fats, which in time will poison the brain.
- Microwave popcorn
The favorite snack of millions of people is very harmful to the memory of those that are consuming it. This happens because of diacetyl, which is a chemical that encourages the production of amyloid plaques. When those accumulate in the brain, they can trigger Alzheimer’s.
There are also foods that can improve your memory, and prevent some medical conditions and diseases:
- Green leafy vegetables
- Salmon (or other cold-water fish)
- Chocolate (normal amounts)
- Foods and drinks like coffee, that are rich in caffeine
- Fruits with dark skins
In order to prevent diseases that can cause memory loss, it is very important that you eat healthy foods and to consume more vitamins and minerals. Also, avoid complex carbs and sugars, because they will produce harmful toxins that can harm your brain.