Step away from the processed foods

NCPA December 6, 2022

We all know that ultra-processed foods might be tasty, but they’re nutritionally lacking. Here’s one more reason to avoid them. An article in the latest JAMA Neurology tells us that the part of the brain involved in executive functioning — the ability to process information and make decisions — is especially hard hit. Men and women who ate the most ultra-processed foods had a 28 percent faster rate of global cognitive decline and a 25 percent faster rate of executive function decline compared with people who ate the least amount of overly processed food, the study found.