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:

  1. Olive oil, green tea and leafy greens (broccoli, spinach and kale)
  2. Beets, tomatoes and avocados
  3. Nuts (especially walnuts), curcumin and pomegranates
  4. Fish, blueberries, grapes, coffee and dark chocolate


3 comments:

Jenafer said...

I have begun craving things like pecans, avocado, kale, and other leafy greens. it does help. additionally reducing inflammatory foods such as refined sugars helps significantly.

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