Overeating has more consequences than you might think:

  • Weight gain, of course
  • Increased risk for numerous chronic diseases
  • Shortening of your life span
  • Memory Loss from damage and impaired function of brain cells

    Eating Less Improves Memory

    “That’s it… No more Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino Blended Cremes for me!”

Last year, a research study* looked at the effects of high, standard and low calorie diets on mice. Memory and learning capacity was measured prior to starting the diets. They also assessed the brain cells of the hippocampus where damage occurs in cases of dementia.

Results after 10 months:

  • Weight gain in the high calorie group, as expected

As to Memory and Learning Capacity:

  • Compared to the standard calorie group, memory and learning capacity was significantly increased in the low calorie group
  • Memory and learning was significantly decreased in the high calorie group

So basically, the more calories the mice ate, the less they were able to learn and remember.

As to Brain Cell Damage:

  • Hippocampus brain cells were damaged and demonstrated decreased function in the high calorie diet mice
  • Brain cells were normal in the standard and low calorie diet mice

Brings new meaning to the phrase “No brainer”, doesn’t it?

Bottom line: On average (there are always exceptions), eating more than your body needs will likely decrease your life span, memory and quality of life.

Our philosophy has always been: Eat and exercise like you’re going to live to be 100 – because you just might. You’ll want your quality of life to be as good as possible during those last 20-30 years.

*REF: Dong W, Wang R, et al. Influence of age-related learning and memory capacity of mice: different effects of a high and low caloric diet. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2015 Jul 3.          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26138818

Wishing you abundance in health and joy,

Doc Eve

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