For years, the workings of our brains have been a mystery, but now scientists are unravelling how diet and nutrition impacts our most complex organ.
“The brain is made mainly of fat, so it’s not surprising that the balance of dietary fats influences mental performance,” says Dr Tom Gilhooly, of the Centre for Nutritional Studies in Scotland. Your grey matter loves carbs, too, using more than half the glucose we consume each day. Luckily it leaves protein alone, so your muscles can keep growing.
Jun 5, 2013