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  • Writer's pictureBig Rick Stuart

A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert says she avoids these 5 foods that ‘weaken memory and focus’

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As a nutritional psychiatrist, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and author of “This Is Your Brain on Food,” I study how our gut bacteria can trigger metabolic processes and brain inflammation that impact memory. Existing studies point to the idea that we may be able to reduce the possibility of dementia by avoiding foods that can compromise our gut bacteria and weaken our memory and focus.

Here are the foods I try to avoid or cut back on to fight inflammation and promote brain health, sharp thinking and good decision-making:

1. Added sugars

2. Fried foods

3. High-glycemic-load carbohydrates

4. Alcohol In 2018, in the British Medical Journal, they reported that people who had abstained from alcohol completely or who consumed more than 14 drinks per week had a higher risk of dementia compared to those who drank alcohol in moderation.

5. Nitrates

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