Nutrition and cognitive performance

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#1 17 December, 2011 - 02:09
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17 December, 2011 - 03:33
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Anyone care to summarise?
My diet of popular science articles seems to have left me unwilling to wade through such academic text.

17 December, 2011 - 09:14
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The abstract says, "Except for a transient positive effect of rising blood glucose after a carbohydrate-rich meal, a protein-rich or balanced meal seems to result in better overall cognitive performance presumably because of less variation in glucose metabolism and/or higher modulation in LNAA ratios indicated by the overall GIR." So eating more protein, or eating a balanced diet, is better for cognitive functions like memory, visualization, reasoning, etc.

17 December, 2011 - 11:18
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Limit carbohydrates (sugar, bread, pasta etc...) and eat more protein. From personal experience i can say this helps me be more alert and eliminates "brain foginess".

15 January, 2012 - 13:42
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Does it take into account the difference between refined carbs (like spaghetti or white bread) and whole grains?

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