Weekend yet again and I am waiting for the vote tally out of Nevada……so while I wait how about a little dietary news?
The Western Diet, as opposed to the Med Diet, could be making us Westerners more stupid.
A “Western diet” (or the “Western pattern diet”) is exactly what you think: Fatty, sugary, salty, and lousy with red meat and processed products — in stark contrast to diets comprised mostly of whole grains, or plants, or legumes, or natural fats.
As you also might guess, the Western diet is regularly linked to historical upticks in obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and so on. But now, thanks to new research coming out of Sydney, Australia’s Macquarie University, we can finally add “making us stupider” to the mix of risks run by abiding a contemporary eating philosophy best summed up by the value system colloquially understood to be NOM NOM NOM.
The research was titled “Hippocampal-dependent appetitive control is impaired by experimental exposure to a Western-style diet” and published in the richly-titled, possibly gout-diseased Royal Society Open Science.
So that fatty, processed foods, salty, etc diet is making us Westerners more dumb…then could be extend those findings to explain the mental process of Repubes?
And yet the other side of that coin is……older people should eat more fatty foods to help save their memory…..
Diet’s implications for our memory and brain health are well documented. Leafy greens, beans and legumes, and even fatty foods have been shown to support our brains and prevent cognitive decline.
While following guidelines for healthy eating and being mindful of nutrients for our brain may seem like lifelong practices, new research is investigating whether we actually need to be adjusting our diet as we age.
I guess that shoots my theory about Repubes in the ass, huh?
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