Trans fats raise risk of brain shrinkage, Alzheimer’s risk, study

Trans fats found in fast foods and other junk foods has bad effects on brain shrinkage, increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. While, researchers suggest that keeping a diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing. 

Doctors consider trans fat to be the worst type of fat that is used in the food manufacturing helps foods stay fresh longer, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel. However, high levels of trans fats is potential of showing lower test scores and more shrinkage, akin to those with Alzheimer’s.

Your favortite crackers, cookies and cakes and many fried foods may contain trans fats and with frequent consumption of these fooods, you were more likely to have memory loss and brain shrinkage.

To help stop brain shrinking, neurologists and nutritionists have conducted a study linking to diet and brain aging which results in a conclusion, that a diet that rich in vitamin and fish not only reduce the risk but also strengthen older brain.

High in vitamin B, C, D, E, and antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids diet found in fruits, nuts, and green leafy vegetables – is suggested to have somewhat more protection against early symptoms of Alzheimer’s that brain shrinkage is a typical indicator.

Trasn fat is now should be replaced by a healthier option such as monounsaturated fat — found in olive, peanut and canola oils. Nuts, fish and other foods containing unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are other good choices of foods with monounsaturated fats.

To have a healthy body, your diet is a key role in protecting yourself from potential risk. So be careful when making any decision of filling shopping cart. One is read the label and choose which is trans fat free.


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