122 | Brain Food | Why We Do What We Do
What to Expect
There are certain foods that can improve your cognitive performance. Or maybe not. There is evidence supporting the health benefits of some diets over others, but none that shows the neurological benefits of a specific food. Although the claims that brain-food proponents make are not totally inaccurate and are generally good advice, they wildly exaggerate the outcomes of their programs and trick you into buying their stuff. In this discussion, we review the science behind antioxidants, supplements, and other “brain foods,” which ones work and which ones don’t.
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Links for Today:
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/mosconis-brain-food-diet/ (Skeptical review of Lisa Misconi’s “brain food” diet for treating Alzheimer’s)
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/a-skeptics-guide-to-the-mind/ (Tangential blog about diet and neurology, mostly just about neurology)
https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/foods-linked-to-better-brainpower (Semi-skeptical review of claims about “brain food”)
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/a-call-for-caution-on-antioxidant-supplementation/ (Summary of antioxidants)
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