New research has found the Standard American Diet (SAD) or Western diet can cause shrinkage of a part of the brain known as the left hippocampus. 

While poor dietary choices have been linked to many health concerns including; heart disease, cancer, diabetes and others, this study is the first human study to link poor diet to brain shrinkage of the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory, learning, mood regulation and depression.

The long-held medical belief that diet can’t do much to influence the health of our brain or prevent brain diseases is now outdated and irrelevant. Study after study shows that brain health is significantly impacted by your food choices, for better or worse.