ANY healthy diet, according to the new study, can help improve or preserve memory. What’s a healthy diet? One that’s full of lots of fruits and veggies, Omega-3 rich sources like nuts and fish, and lower on red meat. Researchers didn’t define one particular healthy diet trend, as past studies have done.
If you want to make changes to your diet, there’s a really easy way to do it: eat more. Not more calories, just more fruits and veggies—they’re low on calories, so if you’re trying to lose weight you fill up on healthy stuff first, and high on vitamins and minerals, so you get more of the good, brain preserving and supporting nutrients you need!
If you want to get started, try
-Blueberries, which are supposed to support/increase gray matter (memory) in the brain,
-Broccoli, which has lots of Vitamin K for brain power,
-Tomatoes provide lycopene, a powerful antioxidant to help fight free-radical damage.
Those are just some examples. Make sure you eat lots of whole grains, which provide energy (glucose) for your brain. Whole wheat (brown) offers a slower energy release, keeping you full (and going) longer.
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Use It or Lose It: keep your mind sharp through use. Keep up old hobbies you don’t want to lose, or pick up new ones with a friend. Learning a new language is one of the best ways to stretch your mind.
Stretch your mind by doing something different. If you like reading, try a problem solving game like sudoku, and vice versa. Or try a sport that requires hand-eye coordination, focus, etc.
What are your favorite brain supporting activities?