Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Absolute Personal Fitness - Holiday Junk!

Holiday Junk Food can be bad for your Brain 

A recent study performed by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that just 5 days of eating holiday junk food (those delicious cookies your co worker brought in and the pecan pie your uncle made) can significantly deteriorate cognitive function - including memory, attention and mood.  The research indicates that the high sugar food causes inflammation of the hippocampus (the area of the brain that regulates memory and can effect how we perceive ourselves to be hungry, thereby eating more of the cookies). 

So not only are you getting extra calories that can hinder your healthy weight loss, but you get bogged down mentally.  Its a sticky situation.

We are not saying to completely stay away from the tasty treats that your loved ones made, but try to balance them out with inflammation reducing foods such as vegetables, legumes, beans and fish.  This way you can have your cake and eat it too! Visit our Gym in Lakewood CO!