Health matters…

“The need to prioritize routine over adequate nutrition may be sabotaging your studies”

Ultra-processed foods, rich in fat and sugar, are harmful to the body. The rush of everyday life often leads us to these types of foods that increase the risk of heart disease, metabolic problems and even type 2 diabetes. What many people don’t know is that the inflammatory effect of junk food also occurs in the brain, reducing cognitive performance, causing learning and memory difficulties and even developing dementia in the long term. Junk food is bad, but what should I try to eat instead? Try filling your plate with fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, lean proteins… Diversity! Okay… but how should I balance everything? Harvard has developed a Healthy Eating Plate where half will be made up of fruits and vegetables and the other half will be made up of whole grains and healthy proteins (don’t forget to drink adequate water and move your body too!). Their website even has an interactive platform, where you can try different types of food for each category on your plate! They also teach 5 superfoods to increase cognition:

  • dark green leaves
  • fatty fish
  • berries
  • tea and coffee
  • nuts

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4 responses to “Health matters…”

  1. Diego Sarmiento Avatar

    Thank you so much for this information Clara! I really needed it for my lunch prep.

    1. Clara Mendes Avatar
      Clara Mendes

      Glad you liked it xD

  2. Zuha Avatar

    Thank you for this Doc!! ❤❤

  3. Hala Zaw Avatar
    Hala Zaw

    Thanks doc 💗

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