Brain Byte: Drive-Thru Dementia

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Saturated fats and sugar are two threats to the health of your precious brain.

Sugar. University of Alabama’s lab study showed that sweet drinks lowered memory scores and doubled the number of amyloid plaque deposits, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

Saturated fat. In lab studies, Canadian researchers found that diets rich in saturated fat found in hamburgers, cheese, creamy salad dressings, and milkshakes boosted levels of Alzheimer’s-related brain proteins up to eight times higher than the diets rich in the “good” fats found in fish and nuts.

So if you find yourself in a pinch for time and a real need for food, please do yourself a favor and do your very best to find the healthiest of fast foods.  Order your tea without the sweetener, even the ones without sugar are dangerous to your brain’s health, unless it is all natural which is difficult to find at a drive-thru window.

Order grilled over fried chicken. Drink water instead of soda.  Add some fresh fruits and vegetables.  Let’s face it, deep down you know what is best for your brain – so eat healthy even on the run.

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