7 Foods a Neurosurgeon Avoids and You Should Too

1. Sugar-Packed Foods

Avoids sugary foods and drinks. Cookies, ice cream, pastries, doughnuts, and some cereals are high in sugar but low in nutrition.

2. Trans Fats

 Trans fats in deep-fried meals, processed snacks, and margarines cause inflammation and raise cognitive decline risk. 

3. Highly Processed Foods

Be wary of highly processed meals including bakery goods, crunchy, salty snacks, dips, and sauces.

4. Excessive Alcohol

Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to alcohol-related brain damage.

5. High-Sodium Foods

High-sodium diets may cause high blood pressure, which can harm the heart and brain. 

6. Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may have adverse effects on cognitive function and metabolism.

7. Excessive Caffeine

Excessive caffeine intake can lead to anxiety, sleep disturbances, and potentially impair brain function.

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