Mind and Body

4 foods that are bad for your brain and body

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Here are 4 of the worst foods for your body and your brain.

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4. Salt

Eating too much salt can increase blood pressure and lead to heart disease and stroke — no matter how good your seasoning technique may be.

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3. Poor quality carbohydrates

Eating carbs with a high glycemic index (those that raise blood sugar the most) can increase risk of heart attack and stroke.

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2. Sugar

It should be no surprise that sugar is one of the worst foods for your health, linked to heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and depression.

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1. Ultra-processed foods

Highly processed foods — made with a long list of additives — combine the risks of salt, sugar, bad carbs, and more.

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