Harmful Effects Of Certain Foods On The Brain

Just because a certain type of food exists, doesn't mean it is good for you. There are plenty of foods out there which definitely are not good for you since they are detrimental to both body and brain. Below you will find some of the more common food types which are bad:

1. Any kind of artificial colours, sweeteners, additives, flavourings and preservatives.

These are the worst types of food you should be eating. They are basically random chemicals which have the same taste as natural food stuffs, and are therefore added into food. They are regarded as safe to add in food, because researchers only look at the short term effects. The long term effects are much more dangerous. The most common artificial substances which are detrimental to health are artificial sweeteners like aspartame and acesulfame K which have long term effects or artificial flavourings like monosodium glutamate which has short term implications.

2. Fatty foods, including those which contain Omega 6 and trans fatty acids.

This is a reference to burgers, certain oils, fries, take away food etc. These foods will add to the already Omega 6 rich brain. This means there will be an imbalance in the brain, making mental change rigid and slow. There is also the problem of trans fatty acids which clog up the circulatory system, leading to direct implications on your mental capacity. There is also the threat of heart disease and stroke.

3. Drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol is a poison which kills brain cells. When you drink alcohol, you will find that your focus in life becomes weak, and you will tend to get bogged down in petty things. It is also the cause of repetition, in which the same cycles in your life get repeated over and over again. If this is happening to you, the reason is because of alcohol. Drugs can also have serious implications on your mental capacity, causing hallucinations and hysteria.

What To Expect

When you remove these weeds from your life, you will not only feel healthier, but your mind will become sharper and easy to adapt to life's changing situations. This will help you install new patterns in your life and save you from repeating cycles over and over.

Related Articles

How To Keep Mentally Fit As You Age
Nutritional Modifications To Boost IQ

Copyright © 2012 GeniusIntelligence.com All Rights Reserved