Highly processed foods, loaded with artificial additives, excessive sugars, and unhealthy fats, can contribute to inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain.
Beverages high in added sugars, such as soda and sugary energy drinks, can lead to fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
Trans fats, often found in partially hydrogenated oils used in fried and processed foods, have been linked to inflammation and impaired blood flow to the brain
While considered low-calorie alternatives, some studies suggest that artificial sweeteners may disrupt the balance of gut bacteria, which can indirectly impact cognitive function.
Refined grains like white bread, white rice, and sugary cereals have a high glycemic index, causing rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels.
Heavy and chronic alcohol consumption can lead to neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment.
Certain fish, particularly those high in mercury like shark, swordfish, and king mackerel, can negatively affect cognitive function, especially in children and pregnant women.