Fast Facts: Diet & Brain Health

The Details:

A number of studies show midlife obesity clearly leads to early Alzheimer’s disease.

Our scientists believe diet is key...

We looked at how lipids and sugars are used by mitochondria to create energy and the effect on nerve cells...finding
key differences in saturated vs. unsaturated fat.

Nerves can take unsaturated fats and easily turn them into cellular energy or ATP.

Saturated fats are more difficult for nerve cells to process into energy. This results in an accumulation of toxic waste, injuring nerves and causing inflammation.

Nerves in the brain are the most susceptible because they need to process most energy.

A diet of unsaturated fats (including olive oil, nuts, avocado, fish) is key to provide the nerves the energy they need.   Avoid saturated fats.  Let’s keep our brains healthy!