Food And Brain Shrinkage

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging, human interest


January 5  

What are we doing to our brains;(


We now know that poor diets and damage to the hypothalamus are related.

Here's another reason to eat more healthy foods as we age – it will keep you mentally sharper.

A study, published in the journal Neurology, found that

Elderly people with higher levels of vitamins B, C, D and E, and omega-3 fatty acids in their blood are mentally sharper…higher levels of vitamins and fish body oils resulted in less brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer's disease, while "junk food" diets — trans-fats found in baked and fried foods, margarine, fast-food and other less-healthy dietary choices — produced just the opposite result.

But – beware how you get those vitamins. We also know that most of the vitamins taken are synthetics – and contain petroleum, rocks and coal tar – which can not be good for you! Food based vitamins and supplements are what a body needs – so you can and will

grow older better


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About the Author

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.