- Olive oil, green tea and leafy greens (broccoli, spinach and kale)
- Beets, tomatoes and avocados
- Nuts (especially walnuts), curcumin and pomegranates
- Fish, blueberries, grapes, coffee and dark chocolate
Monday, December 14, 2015
AARP’s “Eat Your Way to Brain Health” Advice
The first sentence in this AARP article says it all: “The research is clear: What you eat has a big impact on your brain. In fact, the right foods — and combinations of foods — can enhance memory, build new brain cells and even help ward off Alzheimer's.”
Author Amy Paturel reports that "Scientists are increasingly examining whole food groups — and diets — to determine which ones contribute to better cognition and which seem to hinder it. They've found that certain eating plans — including the Mediterranean diet, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and a hybrid of the two, dubbed the MIND diet — can help stave off cognitive decline and protect the brain against disease."
I need to stave off my cognitive decline as I’m worried that someday soon my wife is just going to put me on a stool in a corner of the kitchen and occasionally dust me off as I lapse into senility.
I especially like that Ms. Paturel highlights these four food groups that can provide significant complementary brain health improvements:
Here’s a link to the article: http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2015/brain-diet.html