Better Brain Health: We Are What We Eat (2020)

Food can influence your thoughts, and your life – and here’s scientific proof.


Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat. “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. The discoveries are ground-breaking: laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity, and 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. This documentary reveals the new research behind the concept of “brain food” – showing how it can even protect the nerve cells and actually improve the development of our brains.