As more of us will live on to celebrate our eightieth and ninetieth birthdays, more people are keen to ensure that they retain their cognitive function into old age. This infographic should help you make the best dietary choices for brain health.
There is no single food that can ensure that you remain bright and intellectually agile forever. As with all other organs, a healthy diet and plenty of exercise are what’s recommended. However, research has shown that some foods offer the brain and the cardiovascular system the same benefits. Here’s what you should be eating;
Leafy vegetables – kale, spinach, and broccoli have loads of vitamin K, lutein, beta-carotene, and folate.
Fatty fish – contains tons of Omega 3. These fatty acids are unsaturated and they’re linked to lower levels of beta-amyloid which clumps in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. If you’re vegetarian you can get Omega-3 from avocados, flaxseeds, or walnuts.
Berries – these colorful fruits are not just delicious. They’re packed with wholesome flavonoids this is what makes them such potent brain food. Research shows that berries can improve brain signaling in the aged.
Tea and coffee – after a bit of a bad rap, caffeine is now recognized as good for mental function! So, grab that cuppa in the morning–no guilt necessary.
Walnuts – also high in Omega 3, delicious walnuts are right up there with the best foods for our brain.2