Better brain health | DW Documentary

5 mar 2020
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Chocolate reduces stress. Fish stimulates the brain. Is there any truth to such popular beliefs? The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat.
A study in a British prison found that inmates who took vitamin supplements were less prone to violent behavior. And in Germany, a psychologist at the University of Lübeck has shown that social behavior is influenced by the ingredients consumed at breakfast. But what really happens in the brain when we opt for honey instead of jam, and fish rather than sausage? Scientists around the world are trying to find out. Neuro-nutrition is the name of an interdisciplinary research field that investigates the impact of nutrition on brain health. Experiments on rats and flies offer new insight into the effects of our eating habits. When laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity. The menu also has a direct influence on their memory performance. The role of the intestinal flora has been known for some time, but scientists are currently discovering other relationships. So-called "brain food" for example: The Mediterranean diet that’s based on vegetables and fish is said to provide the best nutrition for small grey cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, for example, protect the nerve cells and are indispensable for the development of the brain - because the brain is also what it eats!
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  • Elaborate on processed rich foods, especially overly refined.

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  • 13:00, I’m a lot more rational when I eat less sugar and refined carbs. This isn’t a surprise and shouldn’t be really.

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  • Honestly it's different for everyone. I can't follow a low fat high carb diet. I gain so much weight and feel miserable. I need protein and fats. Transfats are the bad fats that cause issues. Your brain needs fat, eliminating it from your diet starves your brain. The western diet is wrong, the diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and blood pressure epidemic is higher than ever even when people follow the stupid diet. I had to live in a shelter and was thankful for that because I was having issues in my life but all they fed us was the recommended western diet and my body is still recovering 3 years after. I can't get the weight off even after changing my diet, and I have stomach issues. They offered way to much bread, pasta and soy which I'm allergic too but still had to eat it or starve since there was no food allowed in your room. Your diet is based off your DNA, not one diet fits all. However if it's not found in nature such as pasta, bread, or sweets you should stay away from it.

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  • Nothing new under the sun but again, why not underling the difference between the fast-food fats and healthy fats that guaranty more health on every level

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  • does food have immense power and can help shape our lives? YES! too bad the soils are depleted and so our vegetables/fruits have no more nutrients. Monsanto/Bayer controlling the industrialized crops around the world.

    Paul LozanoPaul Lozano9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Am i the only one that thinks this is animal abuse?

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  • How does someone follow and study 23,000 pregnant woman? 2:16

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  • Eggs and olive oil a day keep the doctor away

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  • my baby grew up alreadaaaayyyyy :( rewatch for my grand baby

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  • V. Good documentary...after this video, i feel like i will not like the junk food & i will start healthy food habits ☺thanks... 🙏👍

    Roz BhargavRoz Bhargav22 klukkustundum síðan
  • They get so close and are yet so far from understanding the full picture. The problem is processed food, animal protein and animal fat. A healthy plant-based diet has been shown to drastically improve the overall function of all bodily functions. Animal protein is problematic, because it is foreign to the human body, and is highly carcinogenic. You can directly affect a person's risk of getting cancer, by just adjusting the amount of animal protein they intake. You can do this with regards to animal fat and Alzheimers as well. Acne and eczema come from the body trying to clear out waste that is building up in the body, and the immune response to said waste products. Eating a healthy plant-based diet and adding a lot of fruit can even reverse the damage, that has been done. I had an incurable brain lesion in the frontal lobe and chronic acne. And it got fixed after a half-year on an 80% fruitarian diet with 20% plant-based cooked meals. My brother has 3 cysts, for no apparent reason, I know that he could heal if he changed some of his ways. Imagine how much it pains me, that I know the answer to his and my families health problems, but I can't help them cause they won't listen and see the research. They eat blackened lard-soaked steaks and then lecture me on their personal ideas about health. But they suffer from tumours, weak bones, acne, eczema and mild cognitive impairment, am I the guy who has the wrong picture here?! I want you to have access to this information, so you can make up your own minds. I hope that you will look this up and see for yourself :)

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  • Unfortunately, they are still starting with some unexamined, unquestioned assumptions that have been disproven long ago. In the beginning of the film, he mentions excess fat as harmful junk food. Depends on the type of fat: processed, hydrogenated vegetables oils, yes, harmful. Saturated fat, no. Then the mice experiment shows how important fat is in the diet. But then he recommends eating vegetable oils to avoid the problem the mice had, but processed vegetable oils are what is harmful. So people are going to go away from this film with the idea to use liberal amounts of processed vegetable oils that clog arteries.

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  • Organic food is needed

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  • I have know the connection between good healthy nutrition the gut and brain health for over 35 years as many our us 'mere mortals' do, as well as the indigenous people and ancient worlds. "Let thy food be medicine and medicine by thy food" ascribed to Hippocrates in 400 BC. And it is well know that the food industry has spent millions on finding 'food chemicals' which make them addictive to the brain so that we inturn spend more money on their 'food products'. Good to see more science proofing this!

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  • This is exactly what i was looking for , Thank you !

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  • They say "you are what you eat" but i don't remember eating a fucking legend!

    Andrew WrightAndrew WrightDegi Síðan síðan
  • It’s a nice, well-directed documentary to try and show people how bad sugar and junk foods are. However, it really lacked content covering the benefits of good fats, such as meat, avocado, etc. For those who want to go further, search for Dr Mark Hyman’s Instagram

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  • DW: you are what you eat Thanos: Damn, too much blueberry.

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  • “Diets high in fat and sugar damage our brains”. Really?? 😾 Proven to be false many many times

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  • Rats are one thing, but instead of all these funky animations I'd rather see a proof that the prisoners experiment was consensual, because it was actually disturbing as heck to hear...

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  • Cycle of life?

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  • the starting of this documentary made my day

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  • Thank you!

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  • Dont eat msm. Dont kill your brain.

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  • Love the documentary worth sharing

    Muzammil ZaidiMuzammil Zaidi2 dögum síðan
  • You can't cut carbs and fat, you can't get enough calories to thrive. The solution of course is to cut the sugars (and thus carbs) and not the fat. The brain works even better on ketones. So throw out sugar and grains and vegetable oils. Adopt a low carb paleo diet. This will be by far the best diet coming 10 years until we have found something even better.

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  • Really interesting and educating....

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  • I can't believe I just watched this amazing documentary for free. Thank you

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  • Eating fries at 6 am lol 🥰

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  • That experiment on food and unfair offers is stupid as fuck

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  • the thumbnail reminded me of mein teil but that aside, this documentary's so real and informative i feel guilty watching it for free

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  • Warren buffett won't be happy about this documentary.

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  • Those dislikes are from NESTLÉ & HERSHEY'S employees.

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    • And McDonald’s!!!

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    • 😂😂😂👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  • Well I’m obviously a cnt then.

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  • i don't know, i have yet to see this come into effect. i don't find children who eat junk food even ones who eat that instead of a real meal being any dumber. i think alot has to do w/ family wealth too

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  • Great documentary, adding those hyper sexual sequences literally made me laugh 😂 I think it was pushed right to the edge subtly enough to not even be mentioned in the comments

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  • This is literally food for thought

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  • Thanks for the amazing info.

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  • DW : "You are What You Eat?" I Don't Remember Eating a Huge Disappointment

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    • @DivineQueenk 🙂

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    • 😂

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  • Good doc. One thing shows how confusing the whole nutrition thing is that in the beginning of the doc it is well precised fats and carbs are bad for the body (ok some images are shown for fast food) but later in the doc we are advised again olive oil and Mediterranean diet with fruits that also contain carbs :) Even a doc has severe problem in distinguishing/pointing out what is healthy/harmfull fat and more healty carb choice (found in veggies or fruit) vs sugary very well refined and coated commercially advertised non nutritious at all/harmfull carbs! Good luck for anyone trying to go deep in the subject. Because you'll see clearly fat is bad for you by a phd. guy in his expertise area and a minute later you'll again hear no not that one but the other :))) Neither our vocabulary catched up for healthy nutrition I suppose.

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  • just ask UNCLE SNOOP about tetrahydrocannabinol

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  • FYI, Pronounce as Oregun (Oregon) not Oregone.

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  • Rediscovering what our ancestors knew with out al the fancy lab coats.

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  • Pregnant women junk eaters period

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  • This is a fact a lack of protein vitamins, minerals in the diet affect one brain function negatively and make people more aggressive, and can raise countries crime population rate and this also gives rise to behavior problems in children.

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  • Just finished eating salad

    Yougirl HarmsYougirl Harms4 dögum síðan
  • So we have to become cannibals in order to be human beings?

    Mark AguileraMark Aguilera4 dögum síðan
  • give those mice some weed and sugar water

    Rachel EvansRachel Evans4 dögum síðan
  • "we abused these animals and they expressed abnormal behaviors"

    Rachel EvansRachel Evans4 dögum síðan
  • " This type of useful knowledge should be taught in school " well why not show it to your family and friends?

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  • Can you unshrink the hypo campus and how do you know if it's back to normal .

    PeacemakerPeacemaker4 dögum síðan
  • You are what we eat huh? Well I guess I am nothing

    MightAsWell FaceTheFactsMightAsWell FaceTheFacts4 dögum síðan
  • Moment i heard high fat and sugar... close video. Go educate yourself, eric berg.

    Pooru HaittoPooru Haitto4 dögum síðan
  • Humm now we understand why present humans on earth are so dumb 😀 including scientists 🤪 just declare we came from mice 🐭😄😄

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  • Background music very disturbing so much

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  • you must have the guts too face the world - eat healthy

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  • take note

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  • This is why we don’t eat pig 🐖 otherwise you will act like pigs 😂

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  • Loved it, thanks!

    Frannie DumbFrannie Dumb5 dögum síðan
  • After watching this video we conclude that sugar is the root of all dieses 🥳

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    • @Rohit Kumar thanks

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    • *disease

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  • Society and the economy ethics’s have to change at first. People who have a lower socioeconomic status eat more junk food and do not have a healthy diet because it is way much cheaper than healthy food. Why is it that a salad is twice expensive than a hamburger? If healthier food would be much more available for low-income families I am sure much of these problems would disappear.

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  • Maybe the Rat wanted the water and not the cocaine and just chose the nicest tasting one.

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  • Everyone should listen to this to change his mind. Otherwise wil be too late to handle with. Thanks DW.

    Hakan UlusanHakan Ulusan5 dögum síðan
  • So no processed foods? Or just reduce it? How would people suffering from food safety be able to do this? Serious question. Would multi vitamins be the answer if they were able to get them?

    Melanie ArnoldMelanie Arnold5 dögum síðan
  • Seeing comments like "this should be taught in school" yeah. Like we will, there's no money in eating healthy.

    Khreinan BoosterKhreinan Booster5 dögum síðan
    • @Khreinan Booster ifkr Everything is bout money in today's world

      Wungpei KhamrangWungpei Khamrang3 dögum síðan
    • @Wungpei Khamrang no worries I am on your side. I'm just stating the facts that what you want is impossible. Businesses thrive because of blood money. But we can protect ourselves by making the right choices and teaching other people as well.

      Khreinan BoosterKhreinan Booster3 dögum síðan
    • @Khreinan Booster I'd still let all those businesses close down for us school kids or other people to eat more healthy

      Wungpei KhamrangWungpei Khamrang3 dögum síðan
    • @Jimmy Rustles yes. But eating whole foods makes people healthy. Pharmaceutical companies, and a lot of businesses would surely close. No more chimichangas for them, aight? 😬

      Khreinan BoosterKhreinan Booster4 dögum síðan
    • Whole Foods has entered the chat.

      Jimmy RustlesJimmy Rustles4 dögum síðan
  • the "mind over matter" is the key, training your brain can be radical but the will is the most powerful

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    • Mind over grey matter

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    • @King John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Un IV mind IS matter of FACTS

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    • mind IS matter

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  • Processed sugar = poison

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  • This is depressing 🥺

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  • 17:57 Cheap fast-food restaurants? so big bros like McDonald's, KFC and Burger King are exempt from this list?

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    • Sssh. Don't take their name.

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  • 4:05 So much for fast food 🤣

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  • Ich esse alles was mir schmeck

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  • This is so stupid. Countless pictures of beef and vegies between to slice of bread... vague reference to "junk food" and "salty chips". Oh man not the beef and salt. And fat? Really? BS, you werent looking at olive oil or butter intake and you know it. What a useless doc, you all need to go to prison for this kind of misinformation

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  • Can you translate it to Arabic language please?

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    • Hi @AA, here's a link to the Arabic version: 🙂

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  • Would love to see some studies supporting the findings in this video. Thanks!

    Liandra KirchnerLiandra Kirchner6 dögum síðan
  • Subtitles italian language please

    Alex SalinardiAlex Salinardi7 dögum síðan
    • Hi @Alex Salinardi, unfortunately we are not able to offer Italian subtitles at the moment but thanks for watching and commenting!

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  • I ate a fish am I Nemo?

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  • maybe I should change my diet

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  • MNDC is currently working on this vision to bring healthy food which should certainly do away with the depression problem.

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  • Yeah yeah... Someone's ancestors had already said the right thing about this...

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  • It's a confusing message to say that sugar and fat is bad for you and then to say that omega 3 fats are crucial. Fat is proven to be so good for us. It's the processed man made stuff that takes us further away from how we were created.

    Johnny GuentherJohnny Guenther7 dögum síðan
  • Fat unhealthy, uummhh. Try to do your own research and it’s always ends in not enough evidence or not enough research in humans. Thinking 🤔 it’s the source of fat and carbohydrates. Make it easy cook your own food. You definitely not going to make homemade ice cream 🍦 and cookies every bloody day.

    RexRex7 dögum síðan
    • Yes I'm making ICE cream and baking once a week. I don't buy processed food that contains more than three ingredients AS noodles, fridged vegetables, cheese the Rest is Not for me. It's Not more expensive but you spend more time in the kitchen.

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  • This video is so cool.

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  • MAGA origins......

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  • People buy whatever they desire so they end up in debt, so to make money they will be forced to do the work they hate for long hours. Now they cant cook and will be pressured to eat cheap food that tastes good. Get a right mindset then everything will change.

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  • I am so grateful that we live in a day and age where this information is free for all of us!

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  • This is very shocking, I wish I can persuade my little sister to cease eating junk food. Thank you for sharing informative vid

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