Reasons to Eat 5 Meals or 17 Snacks a Day
By Dr. Reuven Bruner, Ph.D.
Eating too much fat doesn't just thicken your waist, it may
harm your ability to think as well.
According to research conducted on rats at the University of
Toronto, a diet consisting of 40 percent fat can reduce a
number of cognitive functions, including memory, spatial
awareness and rule learning. Saturated fat, the kind from
meat and dairy products, made the impairment even worse.
Researchers speculate that humans would react similarly,
probably because fat clogs arteries, reducing the flow of
blood to the brain, and may also impede the metabolism of
glucose, a form of sugar the brain uses as food.
The upshot? We don't mean to sound like your harping mother,
but if you want to stay mentally keen, cut out the burgers
and French fries, switch to lean meats and low-fat dairy
products as well as other healthful protein sources (such as
skinless chicken breasts) and increase your intake of fish,
beans and fiber-rich foods.
Dr. Reuven Bruner, Ph.D., is a Health/Fitness/Nutrition &
Total Lifestyle Consultant, specializing in Fitness of Body &
Mind. For more information contact him at: POB 1903,
Jerusalem, 91314, Israel; Tel: (02) 652-7684; Mobile: 052 865-
821; Fax: (02) 652-7227; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org