4 Unhealthy Eating Habits That Are Detrimental to Your Memory

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

unhealthy eating habits

3. Low to Zero Carb Diets, It’s Not For Everyone

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Many nutritionists promote low carb diets as a quick way to lose weight.

If you have ever tried one you’ll know immediately that stripping your body of carbohydrates is one of the fastest ways to become irritable and susceptible to mood swings.

Academic research substantiates the idea that lack of carbohydrates in a diet cause mood problems.

Further, a study by researchers at Tufts University found that acute intake of simple carbohydrates improve performance on “high-load cognitive tasks.”[3]

Removing carbohydrates in the short run can definitely help you lose weight but you shouldn’t live the rest of your life without this important macronutrient.

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4. Chewing Gum

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Some researchers argue that gum actually improves mental function, so this one is still up for debate. However, researchers in a recent article published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology argue that chewing gum can negatively impact short-term memory recall.

Their argument goes in the face of current studies that contend chewing gum improves short-term memory. The research effectively qualified and proved the brain-impairing abilities of gum with three separate experiments[4].

While the research is unique and goes in the face of what many other scientists have said, it is enough to consider avoiding gum if you have short-term memory problems.

 

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