Everyone enjoys an ice cream or a cookie once in a while. And once in a while, with the right emotional state, it really will not affect your system much. It is when “once in a while” because a regular habit that issues begin.
Within 10 minutes, sugars and trans fats impair the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. Junk food suppresses BDNF, a substance crucial for brain function, while also triggering a rush of chemicals that cause inflammation, damage cells and disrupt neuron connectivity.
If you are having some treats, include cinnamon or green tea, followed by a good 30 minute (brisk) walk. Most of the negative effects will be neutralized. These simple actions can make a major difference as it relates to weight loss and overall wellness.
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school – Dr. Orman’s Wellness School.