“The brain and body rely on good quality nutrition to function adequately and safeguard against disease and degeneration.
“Diet helps promote and strengthen connections in the brain, improve mood and decrease stress.
“The brain generates up to 25 watts of electricity which is enough to power a low wattage LED light. Due to the amount of energy consumed by the brain; nutrition is an important factor in brain health.”
When asked what some of the foods were that should be avoided entirely or kept to a minimum, Dr MacSweeney said processed foods are one of the major food groups to avoid.
She continued: “Processed foods are nutritionally poor, lacking in the vital micronutrients (vitamins, minerals etc) which are needed for the brain to function at its best.
“Processed foods are also more likely to contain additives and preservatives which are foreign chemicals that require detoxification.