5 Foods That Can Cause Memory Loss

   |  Updated: February 02, 2018 15:50 IST

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5 Foods That Can Cause Memory Loss
Highlights
  • Food is vital for good health and well-being
  • Consumption of some foods can cause Alzheimer
  • Mercury can cause dysfunction of brain
Much like physical activities, even food is vital for good health and well-being. Even our brain needs nutrients to stay sharp and active. However, bad eating habits can affect your brain adversely as well. Consumption of some foods can cause Alzheimer. By tweaking your daily diet regime a bit and by avoiding a few unhealthy foods, you can reduce the risk of having memory loss. One must incorporate those foods in his/her diet that have the potential to boost the memory power as memory loss can disturb the sleep patterns and may cause depression as well. Here's a list of foods that can cause memory loss. Read on to know more.

1. Tuna



Tuna is loaded with proteins and is quite beneficial for the overall health, only if it is consumed in a moderate quantity. One should have it twice a week or post workout. Excessive intake of tuna can cause a decline in the working of brain as it contains high levels of mercury. Mercury can cause dysfunction of brain. Substituting tuna with salmon will cause no harm and will boost your memory, instead.
 

seared tuna with baby spinach and avocado recipe

Tuna is loaded with proteins and is quite beneficial for the overall health


2. Soy

Soy in any form, be it tofu or soy sauce can cause you more harm than benefit. It contains a high ratio of salt and sodium which is quite harmful for the brain. It can even lead to hypertension which restricts blood flow to the brain and causes memory loss or problems in organizational skills.

soy sauce
Soy sauce can cause you more harm than benefit.

3. Alcohol

Alcohol consumption can have a long-term effect on your brain. Even moderate drinking can weaken your brain cells and cause you memory loss. Here's another reason for you to avoid alcohol consumption and another step forward towards a healthy living.

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Alcohol consumption can have a long-term effect on your brain.

4. Orange juice



Orange juice is concentrated with high sugar which is not healthy because of multiple reasons. A lot of sugar can cause a cognitive dysfunction, which can make you take bad decisions or decline your reasoning skills or ability to work in an organized manner.

orange juice
Orange juice is concentrated with high sugar.

5. White rice



White rice can cause problems in your mental functioning as it is quite high on carbs. It may also increase the risk of having depression. You can switch to wheat products which are better for your health as well as tasty.

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Rice is high on carbs.

Improve your cognitive abilities and lower the risk of having depression or Alzheimer's by avoiding these foods.

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