How Food Affects Your Brain

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Sometimes we forget that food is not just something to nourish our bodies and give us energy, but is also vital for brain function. When we are not eating nutritiously, our brain is missing out on sources of vitamins and proteins that improve our cognition, memory and many other neural functions. 

Below is a link to a video displaying psychiatrist Dr. Drew Ramsey talking about how poor nutrition can lead to certain ailments such as depression and anxiety. 

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For example, countries in which fish (Omega-3's) is a main source of protein (Japan, Korea) show far less cases of major depressive disorder as compared to countries with low fish consumption (West Germany, United States). 

Other foods to eat: 

 

  • Dark leafy green and cruciferous vegetables
  • Healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, grass fed butter
  • Curry (Tumeric) 
  • Berries