Finally the medical establishment (in particular, the sub specialty of psychiatry/neuroscience) feels there might be a link between what you eat and the way you think. It’s called Nutritional Psychiatry. Go figure!
It appears their research is now targeted on what food/ingredients will ensure good mental health and cognitive staying power.
Mr. Stetka states that there “is evidence linking stereotypical Western diets, which are heavy in processed and fatty foods, to higher rates of depression and anxiety. Unhealthy diets most likely contribute to a range of neuropsychiatric disorders by increasing inflammation.”
Inflammation is toxic. High glucose levels lead to high insulin levels which create inflammation.
Depression, anxiety, lack of focus, hyperactivity – this is nothing new for those that understand how food affects not just weight and health, but the mind.
In 1997, Natural Ovens funded a 5 year project at Appleton Central High School. Students were given healthy food options. No soda machines or highly processed foods – just nutritiously dense food. Their success is documented in: “Impact of Fresh Healthy Foods on Learning Behavior.”
Check it out: http://www.feingold.org/PF/wisconsin1.html
Eating clean, eating healthy, eating to protect your pancreas will enhance your health, weight, overall well-being, and even your mind!