World Alzheimer's Day: Worst foods for your brain

Just like the body, our brain also needs adequate nourishment for preventing against disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's and dementia.

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When we are not eating the right kind of food, it may affect the balance of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. A study finds that diet high in sugar and saturated fats can change the behaviour of the hippocampus in as little as seven days. Luke Coutinho and Dr Siddhant Bhargava on worst foods for brain.(Unsplash, Pixabay)

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Cakes and cookies: A higher intake of foods like cakes, cookies, crackers or cold drinks is as bad for your waistline as for your brain. It is essential to cut down on the intake of refined sugar particularly those present in processed foods. One should instead opt for healthier options like fruits.(Unsplash)

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High-salt diet: Foods like chips, pizza, canned soups and processed meat that are high in sodium could increase cognitive decline by destabilizing levels of the protein tau. Extreme tau levels are a hallmark of dementia. As an alternative, it is recommended to make use of spices or herbs to season food.(Pixabay)

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Processed meat: All inflammatory foods including processed meat must be avoided to keep Alzheimer's risk at bay. A meat is processed when it is preserved by curing, salting, smoking, drying or canning.(Unsplash)

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Alcohol: Consuming alcohol in excess can disturb the balance of neurotransmitters and affect your brain adversely.(Unsplash)

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White bread: Research shows that consumption of white bread and white rice is linked with the increase in the risk of Alzheimer's for those who are genetically predisposed to it.(Pixabay)

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