The number-one reason for memory loss, brain fog and impacted brain function is abnormal blood sugar control. Failure to meet nutritional needs and activity causes brain cell dysfunction.
This factor can be remedied.
Insulin resistance plays a large role in cognitive decline. Our brain cells don’t have much storage capacity for excessive energy from glucose. Brain decline begins when there’s more sugar than the brain can use. Reducing excess insulin doesn’t eliminate excess beta amyloid, the sticky protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Nutrition can be controlled. Eat at least one cup of green leafy vegetables per day. Colorful fruits and vegetables are good for you. Smart fats can improve your cognitive function and help prevent memory loss. Avoid foods that cause a high glycemic spike.
High mercury levels are dangerous for the brain. Big-mouth fish (tuna, grouper, snapper and swordfish) have elevated mercury levels. Don’t eat them more than once or twice a month.
Pesticides contribute to dementia. Eat clean, organic food.
Nitrosamines are preservatives used to increase shelf life of meats. Bacon, lunch meat and hot dogs contain these carcinogens that are neurotoxic. Visit a health food store for your convenient meat fix if you can’t eliminate it from your diet.
Listen as Dr. Steven Masley joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss how your nutrition can help your brain function.