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Junk Food Promotes Lower IQ Scores

Junk Food Promotes Lower IQ Scores

Hectic schedules, working overtime, extracurricular activities - all the reasons why fast food restaurants are so appealing. We've become so accustomed to eating on the run, that preparing a sit-down, hot meal with our families almost seems peculiar. What we don't realize, however, is that these fast foods not only promote childhood obesity, diabetes, and the beginning stages of heart disease, they are now suspected of negatively affecting school performance and learning.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman's research indicates that those children who do not eat junk food and fast food do better in school, have higher IQ scores, and have better memory skills. 


The time to feed your children healthfully is now. A diet rich in greens, berries, other fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds is the only way to ensure that children get the array of phytochemicals, antioxidants, fatty acids and other micronutrients to adequately supply their growing and constantly learning brains. Junk food is not for kids.

Read the article "Junk Food May Limit Children's Intelligence and Learning Ability." by Joel Fuhrman MD. 

For more information see:

(1) Today's Children Not Expected to Outlive Their Parents

(2) Junk Food = Drug of Choice

(3) Junk Food Desensitizes Reward Centers of the Brain

(4) Dr. Carney's Pinterest Board

Joel Fuhrman MD Links

Joel Fuhrman MD  |  LinkedIn  |  Wikipedia  |  VegSource  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Books  |  Videos

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