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Eating Loads of Carbs May Cause You to Lose Your Mind

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  • Among people aged 70 to 89, those who ate the most carbohydrates and sugars were more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, including problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment.
  • As you overindulge on sugar and grains, your brain becomes overwhelmed by the consistently high levels of insulin and eventually shuts down its insulin signaling, leading to impairments in your thinking and memory abilities, and eventually causing permanent brain damage.
  • Reducing sugars, fructose and grains, and eating healthy fats and fermented vegetables may play a protective role in your brain health.
  • Senile dementia is now recognized as a form of diabetes and frequently called diabetes type 3.

By Dr. Mercola

Your brain is intricately linked to your diet. You know this is true if you've ever found yourself foggy-headed and unable to concentrate because you've gone too long without eating.


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