There are two kinds of fat. There are “good” fats and there are “bad” fats. Unfortunately, the traditional Western diet gets it wrong on both counts.
It’s deficient in omega 3, the good fat that’s found in foods like fish, nuts, flaxseed and soybeans.
But here’s what’s worse. The ways that the Western world eats is way too high in saturated fats, the so-called “bad” fat. And recent research shows we’re paying a far higher cognitive price for that than we realized.
In today’s video, I talk about the dangers of saturated fat and how it helps give the U.S., Canada and England some of the highest rates of Alzheimer’s in the world. I also show you four specific foods to cut back on in order to protect your cognition and reduce your risk of dementia.
Get my free 6-page guide “10 Foods to Eat for Better Brain Health (Plus 5 to Avoid!) here: https://gocogno.com/10foods/
Read the Blue Zones article on the best and worst foods for cognition here: https://www.bluezones.com/2017/07/diet-dementia-foods-increase-decrease-alzheimers-risk/
The scholarly paper by Dr. William B. Grant is available here: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.333.2116&rep=rep1&type=pdf