Research has revealed the connection between diet-induced inflammation and brain health, neurological dysfunction, metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease. These diet-based inflammation mechanisms affect the whole body from the brain to the heart and nerves. Based on this research, an unhealthy diet is likely to cause inflammation of the heart and nervous system, which could result in brain diseases including dementia and Alzheimer’s. Below are four foods that could cause inflammation and negatively impact overall brain health, according to Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

Learn more about how inflammatory effects may cause a disruption of healthy mitochondrial function that will drain energy from the brain and lead to a number of body-wide ailments. Stream the 2014 Integrative Healthcare Symposium recording, The Care and Feeding of Your Brain or download The Care and Feeding of Your Brain Whitepaper today.