Junk Food Can Affect the Brain

Do you ever eat junk food when you feel stressed out or in a bad mood? research shows that junk food can affect your mood and brain function - not in a good way.

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Junk Food has Less Nutrients than Healthy Food

Why do we use the name "junk food" to refer to foods such as candy and chips? because these foods don't contain many nutrients.

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Micronutrients are Essential for Good Health

The brain needs micronutrients to function. A person without enough micronutrients can feel tired or in a bad mood.

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Micronutrients Examples

Here are several important micronutrients - Potassium, Vitamin D, Folate (a type of B-vitamin), Biotin, Vitamin B12

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Major Sources 

Potatoes, apricots, plums, raisins, bananas, beans, spinach, dairy, Sunlight, fatty fish, fortified foods, Egg yolks, salmon, avocado, liver, yeast etc.

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How to Consume More Micronutrient

A good strategy is to make your meals as colorful as possible by eating different fruits and vegetables. Replace junk food with nutrient-rich food

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Micronutrients (micro = small) are vitamins and minerals that humans require in small amounts. Junk food is very low in micronutrients.

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Macronutrients (macro = large) are essential food components that humans require in large amounts. These include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

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