YOU and Foods for YOUR Thought
Foods are not about only your waistline but it is about keeping your
brain healthy as well. The foods you eat, especially foods high in
antioxidants, can help ward off dementia and improve your brain
health. As Stoney Brook University registered dietitian Stephanie
May tells students, choosing colorful fruits and vegetables and
avoiding processed foods, will fuel you’re for success of aging:
A superfood rich in antioxidants, blueberries reduce oxidative
stress on the brain and have been shown to improve learning
capacity and motor skills. Phytochemicals give fruits and
vegetables their color and foods high in these chemicals have the
most effective means of improving your health, and blueberries
have one of the strongest concentrations available.
Lemons, is, oranges, and grapefruits can all help your brain stay
healthy. Get some in your daily diet. Studies show that people
who have citrus fruits every day are able to prevent cognitive
decline by more than two years.
Almonds are high in vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and other
vitamins and minerals, making them a snacking no-brainer-
particularly when t comes to preventing cognitive decline and
preserving memory. Walnuts are a powerful brain food, too,
thanks to their high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Including them in your diet can improve brain cell communication
and growth, according to a 2014 study in the Journal of Nutrition.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps prevent
cognitive decline, but it is far from the only fish high in these
beneficial fats. Sardines, anchovies and lake trout are all great
sources of omega-3 fatty acids, meaning you can hit your quota of
eating fish twice per week without getting bored of eating the
same thing. Anti-inflammatory, so they reduce inflammation in
the body. Good for cardiovascular health and have been shown
to preserve brain function
High in the good fat-and helps our brains functions. The
monounsaturated fat in avocados helps prevent high blood
pressure which is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. They are
also a good source of lutein, a carotenoid related to better
Your morning cup might do more thin just help get your day
started, hi in antioxidants, regular coffee drinkers have a
decreased risk in dementia. One cup will do you.
The vitamins and minerals in greek yogurt can help relieve stress
and give your body and brain energy. Probiotics can help prevent
cognitive decline and age-related memory loss
When you eat eggs, your brain uses these vitamins to support
memory and increase communication amotng brain cells.
Oatmeal, barley and quinoa – allgreat complex carbohydrates that
help fuel the brain. Oals contain soluble fiber, which removes
cholesterol from the body and prevents plaque from forming in the
arteries. Clear arteries help ensure lood flows well and may help
reduce the risk of developing stroke and dementia.