WELCOME TO SMART GIRLS GOTTA EAT
In today's world filled with social media and heightened pressure to look like the models in magazines, there is a common misconception that "healthy" means "skinny." But in reality, the food we eat influences much more than just our figures -- it plays an important role in our brain health. This website is dedicated to understanding the important relationship between neuroscience and nutrition. Here you will learn how the food on our plates influences our emotions, GI Health, Memory, Attention, Energy Levels, and much more.
It is time that we change how we think about food -- it doesn't just affect our waistlines. I hope that you will join me in this movement.
In today’s fast-paced world, everywhere you turn around is a different ad for some life-changing food or a new diet such as paleo or intermittent fasting. We can’t deny that our society at large is focused on food. Why? Because everyone wants to be “healthy,” and social media easily influences us all to believe that “healthy” means skinny.
Here’s the catch: the food we put in our bodies affects more than just our waistline; more importantly it influences our brain health. Thus, when we skip a meal or don’t get the calories our body needs, we may be doing more harm than good. The neuroscience behind nutrition is far too important to be ignored, and we need to redefine the way we think about food.
The purpose of this blog is to bring attention to the science behind how the food we eat affects us beyond our figures. My goal is to explain different foods, diets, routines, etc. and how they affect both our short-term moods and cognitive functions, along with long-term brain health and aging. My goal is make you realize that smart girls (and boys) gotta eat; we can’t perform well without it.
HOW THIS GOT STARTED
As a neuroscience student with a strong interest in the GI system, I have always been fascinated with how food affects the brain. Call me a nerd, but my favorite way to spend free time is researching how different foods I regularly eat are affecting my cognitive functioning, such as memory, mood, or energy. It didn’t take me long to realize which foods I should eat before a test, which foods cause bloating or gas, and how things like breakfast may influence my ability to focus in class. Soon enough, I was getting nonstop questions from my peers. It seemed like everyone wanted to know what I thought about various things they were eating, why their stomach felt a certain way, etc. I love answering these questions and explaining the science behind food, so I created this website. Food is complicated, and it deserves our attention.