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Neuroscientists Reveal Banned Bacon Buttons Stimulate Your Brain

Neuroscientists Reveal Banned Bacon Buttons Stimulate Your Brain

Neuroscientists Reveal Banned Bacon Buttons Stimulate Your Brain

A neuroscientist has come up with some amazing news that bacon lovers will enjoy – it turns out that the breakfast favorite might actually be good for your noggin, boosting brain function and even improving your immune response. This is a bit shocking because bacon is usually on the hot spot for being loaded with saturated fat, salt and preservatives, all of which have been linked to cancer risks.

But hold on to your pans, because the latest scoop reveals that just a whiff of bacon can trigger brain activity, lighting up the parts of the brain that handle smell and vision, keeping you sharp and helping with memory. And when you nibble on that crunchy strip, it activates the areas of the brain that motivate you and make you feel rewarded.




Enter Professor Hugo Alexandre Ferreira of the University of Lisbon, a top dog in neuroscience and sensory studies, who has delved deep into how our senses play with our brain activity to yield new insights into human health and behavior.

Eating bacon may not be as bad for you as you first thought

The professor himself, Professor Ferreira, said: “The connection between diet and brain function has always been a fascinating area of ​​research. The sensory and nutritional elements of bacon may play a role in cognitive enhancement when included as part of a balanced diet.”

According to the research paper, eating bacon could have an impact on the gut-brain axis, a communication network that connects the gut to the brain. The food product can affect this connection by boosting mood, digestion and immune response, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Savoring foods like bacon releases the neurotransmitter dopamine, crucial in producing motivation and reward.

Our feelings of well-being are amplified by this chemical because it stimulates certain neural pathways scientifically known as mesocorticolimbic and nigrostriatal. Essentially, a happy gut translates to a happy brain.

Commuters line up at a ‘bacon-scented’ bus stop in Farringdon, London, to receive free bacon sandwiches from bacon and sausage maker The Jolly Hog

The Jolly Hog, a sausage and bacon maker, enjoyed the news by handing out free bacon sandwiches to commuters. Founder Olly Kohn remarked: “We’ve always known that a bacon butty is a great way to start the day, so to hear that there’s real science behind it makes us even more determined to spread joy with our products.”