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What is the heart/brain connection when it comes to food?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Generally, what's harmful to your heart is also harmful to your brain. Make no mistake-no matter how many of those fried potato skins are busting your buttons, a portion gets shuttled up through your arteries to your brain.

Saturated fats, for example, clog arteries that lead to your brain, putting you at increased risk of a stroke. Omega-3 fatty acids-those fats found in fish-however, are helpful for your brain because they help keep your arteries clear. They also reduce depression.
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