Want to be sharp as a tack as you age? Cookies or fruit? Steak or fish? The foods you choose on a daily basis impact whether your brain will stay sharp as you age. New research in the journal Neurology shows that nutrition may be just as important as other health factors in protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that seniors whose blood had high levels of nutrients found in fish, fruits, nuts and leafy greens were less likely to suffer from memory problems and brain shrinkage — an early indictor of Alzheimer’s — than those who had low levels of the nutrients.
Making the right choices every day may help whittle down your chances of brain disease as you get older. Steer clear of processed foods that contain trans fat and fill up on fish that’s full of heart-healthy omega-3s.
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