No Wonder

As previously noted, i’ve been feeling more alert and generally ‘with it’ since changing my diet.

According to this piece of research it’s not really surprising:

Short-term memory getting worse? Exercise getting harder? Examine your diet. New research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) showed that in less than 10 days of eating a high-fat diet, rats had a decreased ability to exercise and experienced significant short-term memory loss. These results show an important link between what we eat, how we think, and how our bodies perform.

Admittedly it doesn’t have anything to say about what happens when you reverse the trend, and i doubt my prior diet was actually high fat… but still, the logical conclusion is that a plant based diet, with very little calories from fat / oil is a good idea. Marvelous.

Oh, and i’m still feel much healthier / perkier for having made this change. Unfortunately it doesn’t do anything to make summer more bearable.