Consuming Brain-Destroying Foods

Sodas and sweetened teas cause many health problems, including cognitive deterioration. Sugar consumption causes insulin resistance

Trans fats, also known as trans-fatty acids, are unsaturated fats found in limited levels in nature but routinely consumed in industrially processed foods

White bread, pastries, and drinks have been processed to remove their fiber. They're processed fast, causing blood sugar and insulin spikes and inflammation.

Many processed foods and drinks include high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Production-wise, it's cheap, but its health risks are high. HFCS is linked to cognitive deterioration.

Artificial sweeteners, touted as healthier alternatives to sugar, can harm brain health. Aspartame and sucralose are common in "diet" and "sugar-free" products. 

Ham, bacon, salami, and hot dogs, while delicious, might damage the brain. These foods include sodium nitrates and nitrites, which increase neurodegenerative disease risk.

Mercury-rich fish may harm brain health. Mercury can damage the brain if eaten in excessive amounts.

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