Common Diet Mistake Sends Dementia Risk Soaring

Folks, it’s time to get real about the garbage we’re putting into our bodies.

For far too long, we’ve turned a blind eye to the deplorable state of our food system, but now, the truth is finally coming to light.

There has been a virtual explosion of news about the dangers of ultra-processed foods in the past few years, and it’s time we start paying attention.

You might be rolling your eyes, thinking, “Oh, great. Another article about how my favorite snacks are killing me.”

But before you dismiss eating cleaner as just another health fad, hear me out.

This newfound focus on ultra-processed foods has opened up a world of research into the devastating effects of a steady diet of junk food, like soft drinks, chips, and cookies.

And the latest study is a real wake-up call.

The study, published in the journal Neurology, revealed a terrifying link between ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline and stroke.

The researchers considered factors like age, sex, and high blood pressure that could influence dementia risk, and I’m not being alarmist when I say the results were STILL shocking.

In fact, the scientists found that a mere 10 percent increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with a disturbing 16 percent higher risk of cognitive impairment.

In other words, scarfing down that entire bag of chips could leave you more likely to lose your ability to think, reason, and problem-solve as your memory fades.

But wait, it gets worse. The team also found that diets high in processed foods are linked to a terrifying eight percent increase in stroke risk.

The truth is we can’t keep mindlessly shoveling this garbage into our mouths and expect to maintain our health and mental faculties.

We need to start demanding better from food producers and making informed choices about what we put into our bodies.

It’s not just about fitting into our skinny jeans anymore—it’s about preserving our minds and lives.

So, the next time you reach for that bag of chips or that sugary soda, take a moment to think about the long-term consequences.

Is that fleeting moment of satisfaction really worth the risk of losing your precious memories and facing a potentially devastating stroke?

P.S. Six secret ways to spot HIDDEN processed foods.

Source:

Varun M. Bhave, Carol R. Oladele, Zsuzsanna Ament, et al., Associations Between Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Adverse Brain Health Outcomes. Neurology, 2024; 102 (11) DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000209432

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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