Your Diet May Be Hurting Your Memory

Burgers, fries, and sugary drinks seem to be the keystone of the Western diet as seen on tv. The Western diet, most often eaten in the United States, includes lots of processed carbs, fatty meats, and sugary foods and drinks that can lead to weight gain and increase risk of chronic disease such as heart disease and diabetes if eaten in the long-term. A recent study has found that such a diet may not only be unhealthy for your body, but also for your brain. Advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, are compounds found in the Western diet that have been linked to plaques in the brain and increased risk of the memory disorder Alzheimer’s disease. It is suggested that a balanced diet, exercise, and not smoking are ways you can preserve your heart, and your memory.

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