Better brain health | DW Documentary

5 Kov 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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  • I never considered an unhealthy diet could effect the brain. As someone with a family history of congestive heart failure, the heart being effected was what I was most conscious of.

    Emily S2019Emily S2019Prieš 7 val
  • The ancient Ayurveda text explains that sattvic food, sattvic thoughts and sattvic action all lead to a fulfilled n satisfied life. The world needs to go back in time.

    Tanu NmTanu NmPrieš 8 val
  • So what you're saying is my mother ate too much junk when pregnant with me.

    Lux MeowLux MeowPrieš 10 val
  • I don't usually comment but i'd have to say thank you for this documentary. Thank you for spending time for a better world.

    Achraf SellamiAchraf SellamiPrieš 12 val
  • I hate that they don't specify what kind of fat.. fat is not the enemy

    C JC JPrieš 16 val
  • If anybody knows the scientific journals and papers regarding this documentary, i'd personally enjoy it a lot

    ok kook koPrieš 19 val
  • “Let food by thy medicine”- Hippocrates (400 BC). Who cares about the ancestors?!! We're crazy 'bout junkies

    Khan SaburKhan SaburPrieš 20 val
  • No. You become more withe mechanism of stomach to be more that wat born to be end to continuing to be more stronger end health ful withe meat end not that you mean if I eat chicken I Wil be chicken.. Thank you

    miros tsiklaurimiros tsiklauriPrieš 20 val
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    Nariko SellardsNariko SellardsPrieš 20 val
  • The single biggest detriment to the current and past society in America dating back to the 60s is the sugar lobby of the 60s and the lies they perpetuated. It is directly responsible for countless deaths from cardiovascular, organ failures, hypertension, stroke, etc al. They keep mentioning fat in this document which isn't necessarily true. Fat, naturally occurring is absolutely necessary. It's the added fats in processed foods that are the problem.

    Kevin QuartemontKevin QuartemontPrieš 20 val
  • oh c'mon! of course, they choose sugar, it gives them at least some nutrition, fast carbs, that's it. of course, the mouse chooses it not to starve to death and get some nutrition. what nutrition is there in cocaine

    nadezhda sarychevanadezhda sarychevaPrieš 21 val
  • Far out going by my diet i should be a no brainer

    Omer AskinOmer AskinPrieš 23 val
  • in short you eat trash you become trash love giving awareness i noticed my hard time learning anything ehenci was younger and poor immune system by eatting all that shit at 15~16 changed mywatting habits and never got sick again now im 19 love the results when i was younger every month i was on antibiotics and all other drugs doc prescribed immune stimulants never ever helped me but boom changed my trash food to quality food and it's just amazing sometimes i eat trash food but very rare like 4 times in a month

    Mauntax the legendMauntax the legendPrieš dieną
  • Hunger turns human into Cannibal.

    Time Traveller 2100Time Traveller 2100Prieš dieną
  • This is why Japan and Korea are so smart and score so high on PSAT, math, and academics. They eat sushi, fish every night at least 5x a week for dinner 🍲 and lots of vegetables 🍅

    Sea FoamSea FoamPrieš dieną
  • Is my is my mother goose club out.

    May HaiMay HaiPrieš dieną
  • Can't believe i just found this channel....this is one of the first steps to a hopefully healthier brain/life.

    yarub123yarub123Prieš dieną
  • Very educational!

    Kolap YellowKolap YellowPrieš 2 dienas
  • I treat sweet as treat not as meal, I hardly eat dessert.

    Kolap YellowKolap YellowPrieš 2 dienas
  • I'm a cucumber

    Sophia SmithSophia SmithPrieš 2 dienas
  • How does starvation affect brain function ? I waunder how my own starvation had affected my brain growth and function. ? Has there been any research on starvation and Brain growth and brain function?

    Kolap YellowKolap YellowPrieš 2 dienas
  • Indian Sages are saying this for a long time but see you notice when west certifiess it👌😊👍

    Abhi AryaAbhi AryaPrieš 2 dienas
  • This series of experiments on mouse and rats is cruel and unnecessary.

    Amanda ScullyAmanda ScullyPrieš 2 dienas
  • aaroncarter

    OLIMPUS 601OLIMPUS 601Prieš 2 dienas
  • We are what we eat. What about North Koreans?

    brian6xbrian6xPrieš 2 dienas
  • Okay Okay 🆗🆗

    Sorin's LifeSorin's LifePrieš 2 dienas
  • You guys are talking about 'foods' which aren't real foods. But, research intent understand. Next testing, just use fundamental traditional foods, not the highly processed relatively modern foods. Beer and cheese are accepted,… and fermented starch products also.

    Bon SummersBon SummersPrieš 2 dienas
  • Elaborate on processed rich foods, especially overly refined.

    Bon SummersBon SummersPrieš 2 dienas
  • 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.

    Fenton Read-SmithFenton Read-SmithPrieš 2 dienas
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    Vesko RadulovićVesko RadulovićPrieš 2 dienas
  • 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.

    fox shuifox shuiPrieš 2 dienas
  • 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

    eyal lernereyal lernerPrieš 2 dienas
  • 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 LozanoPrieš 2 dienas
  • Am i the only one that thinks this is animal abuse?

    Daisy SCHALLDaisy SCHALLPrieš 3 dienas
  • How does someone follow and study 23,000 pregnant woman? 2:16

    From The Peanut GalleryFrom The Peanut GalleryPrieš 3 dienas
  • Eggs and olive oil a day keep the doctor away

    ADU AquascapingADU AquascapingPrieš 3 dienas
  • my baby grew up alreadaaaayyyyy :( rewatch for my grand baby

    fijaforeverfijaforeverPrieš 3 dienas
  • 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 BhargavPrieš 3 dienas
  • 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 :)

    Daniel EneDaniel EnePrieš 3 dienas
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  • Wow amazing

    Laylanie CincoLaylanie CincoPrieš 3 dienas
  • 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.

    Jan96106Jan96106Prieš 3 dienas
  • Organic food is needed

    Laxmi VlnLaxmi VlnPrieš 3 dienas
  • 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!

    Galactic FederationGalactic FederationPrieš 4 dienas
  • This is exactly what i was looking for , Thank you !

    RashidRashidPrieš 4 dienas
  • They say "you are what you eat" but i don't remember eating a fucking legend!

    Andrew WrightAndrew WrightPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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

    Gabriel DeckerGabriel DeckerPrieš 4 dienas
  • DW: you are what you eat Thanos: Damn, too much blueberry.

    Huan BuiHuan BuiPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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...

    Rev humanRev humanPrieš 4 dienas
  • Cycle of life?

    Mohd.saleem ShaikhMohd.saleem ShaikhPrieš 4 dienas
  • the starting of this documentary made my day

    DevoDevoPrieš 4 dienas
  • Thank you!

    Alexander GolovatiyAlexander GolovatiyPrieš 4 dienas
  • Dont eat msm. Dont kill your brain.

    Sil BiesbosSil BiesbosPrieš 4 dienas
  • Love the documentary worth sharing

    Muzammil ZaidiMuzammil ZaidiPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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.

    HarryHarryPrieš 4 dienas
  • Really interesting and educating....

    Ioannaz 22Ioannaz 22Prieš 4 dienas
  • I can't believe I just watched this amazing documentary for free. Thank you

    Will DeenyWill DeenyPrieš 4 dienas
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    Jose Manuel Navas HerreroJose Manuel Navas HerreroPrieš 5 dienų
  • Eating fries at 6 am lol 🥰

    MyNameJeffMyNameJeffPrieš 5 dienų
  • That experiment on food and unfair offers is stupid as fuck

    TigerousTigerousPrieš 5 dienų
  • the thumbnail reminded me of mein teil but that aside, this documentary's so real and informative i feel guilty watching it for free

    rammpeth Culturerammpeth CulturePrieš 5 dienų
  • Warren buffett won't be happy about this documentary.

    Walid AkWalid AkPrieš 5 dienų
  • Those dislikes are from NESTLÉ & HERSHEY'S employees.

    Walid AkWalid AkPrieš 5 dienų
    • Lol😂

      kalyani shajikalyani shajiPrieš 5 val
    • and Kim Jong-un

      brian6xbrian6xPrieš 2 dienas
    • And McDonald’s!!!

      Cindy MooreCindy MoorePrieš 2 dienas
    • 😂😂😂👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      Zuikiss KZuikiss KPrieš 3 dienas
  • Well I’m obviously a cnt then.

    Lee ludlow ArtLee ludlow ArtPrieš 5 dienų
  • 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

    Momo KoMomo KoPrieš 5 dienų
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    Yashua FradkinYashua FradkinPrieš 5 dienų
  • 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

    The Untangled MindThe Untangled MindPrieš 6 dienų
  • This is literally food for thought

    The Untangled MindThe Untangled MindPrieš 6 dienų
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  • Thanks for the amazing info.

    Shina KatariaShina KatariaPrieš 6 dienų
  • DW : "You are What You Eat?" I Don't Remember Eating a Huge Disappointment

    Ali HassanAli HassanPrieš 6 dienų
    • @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.

    CagriCagriPrieš 6 dienų
  • just ask UNCLE SNOOP about tetrahydrocannabinol

    Toni VenturaToni VenturaPrieš 6 dienų
  • FYI, Pronounce as Oregun (Oregon) not Oregone.

    Honeysuckle 888Honeysuckle 888Prieš 6 dienų
  • Rediscovering what our ancestors knew with out al the fancy lab coats.

    J RobertsonJ RobertsonPrieš 6 dienų

    Rafael BustamanteRafael BustamantePrieš 6 dienų
  • Pregnant women junk eaters period

    hong seokhong seokPrieš 6 dienų
  • 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.

    Howard HarrisHoward HarrisPrieš 6 dienų
  • Just finished eating salad

    Yougirl HarmsYougirl HarmsPrieš 6 dienų
  • So we have to become cannibals in order to be human beings?

    Mark AguileraMark AguileraPrieš 6 dienų
  • give those mice some weed and sugar water

    Rachel EvansRachel EvansPrieš 7 dienų
  • "we abused these animals and they expressed abnormal behaviors"

    Rachel EvansRachel EvansPrieš 7 dienų
  • " This type of useful knowledge should be taught in school " well why not show it to your family and friends?

    TheGoldenTreeTheGoldenTreePrieš 7 dienų
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  • Can you unshrink the hypo campus and how do you know if it's back to normal .

    PeacemakerPeacemakerPrieš 7 dienų
  • You are what we eat huh? Well I guess I am nothing

    MightAsWell FaceTheFactsMightAsWell FaceTheFactsPrieš 7 dienų
  • Moment i heard high fat and sugar... close video. Go educate yourself, eric berg.

    Pooru HaittoPooru HaittoPrieš 7 dienų
  • Humm now we understand why present humans on earth are so dumb 😀 including scientists 🤪 just declare we came from mice 🐭😄😄

    Nukul NukulNukul NukulPrieš 7 dienų
  • Background music very disturbing so much

    indla subramanyamindla subramanyamPrieš 7 dienų
  • you must have the guts too face the world - eat healthy

    Hamid SHamid SPrieš 7 dienų
  • take note

    James YuenJames YuenPrieš 7 dienų
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  • This is why we don’t eat pig 🐖 otherwise you will act like pigs 😂

    Halal PoliceHalal PolicePrieš 7 dienų
  • Loved it, thanks!

    Frannie DumbFrannie DumbPrieš 8 dienų
  • After watching this video we conclude that sugar is the root of all dieses 🥳

    asim nazirasim nazirPrieš 8 dienų
    • @Rohit Kumar thanks

      asim nazirasim nazirPrieš 3 dienas
    • *disease

      Rohit KumarRohit KumarPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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.

    Dr. Idris AvciDr. Idris AvciPrieš 8 dienų
  • Maybe the Rat wanted the water and not the cocaine and just chose the nicest tasting one.

    Legacy 3010Legacy 3010Prieš 8 dienų
  • Everyone should listen to this to change his mind. Otherwise wil be too late to handle with. Thanks DW.

    Hakan UlusanHakan UlusanPrieš 8 dienų
  • 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 ArnoldPrieš 8 dienų
  • Seeing comments like "this should be taught in school" yeah. Like we will, there's no money in eating healthy.

    Khreinan BoosterKhreinan BoosterPrieš 8 dienų
    • @Khreinan Booster ifkr Everything is bout money in today's world

      Wungpei KhamrangWungpei KhamrangPrieš 6 dienų
    • @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 BoosterPrieš 6 dienų
    • @Khreinan Booster I'd still let all those businesses close down for us school kids or other people to eat more healthy

      Wungpei KhamrangWungpei KhamrangPrieš 6 dienų
    • @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 BoosterPrieš 7 dienų
    • Whole Foods has entered the chat.

      Jimmy RustlesJimmy RustlesPrieš 7 dienų