As the famous proverb goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, shows that food choices plays a crucial role in one’s health. A recent study finds that people who consume more than 20% of daily calories from processed food had a 28% faster decline in global cognition and a 25% faster decline in executive functioning compared to people who ate less than 20%.

With a busy lifestyle, eating for convenience sometimes is easier. But ultra-processed foods like hotdogs, sausages, burgers, French fries, sodas, cakes, candies, doughnuts, ice cream, etc. are rich in sugar, salt and fats contains little to no whole foods. Over time, when consumed on a regular basis can pose serious health problems including poor brain functions. Studies have shown that the ability to process information and make decisions may be impaired that can eventually lead to Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

An occasional fast food meal may not be harmful per se but when it becomes a habit will stack the odds against a healthy and strong body.

When was the last time you ate a healthy meal?

By: Joanna Cabredo