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Hydrogenated oils, Aggression and Your Amygdala

In a new study from the University of California, San Diego it was shown that those who eat more trans fats (fried foods or hydrogenated oils) are more prone to aggression.  Perhaps this is because the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain capable of quieting our fight or flight center (the amygdala), seems to starve on trans fats.  It requires natural fats, particularly fish oil, to execute peak performance.  If our modern diets are feeding our fight or flight center and starving the center of higher order thought processes such as joy, empathy, compassion, creativity, and motivation, then how can we expect our lives to be full of these amazing attributes?  What is possible for you if you noticed what you’re eating and moved in a direction of foods that support brain evolution rather than aggression?

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