Brain Healthy Diet Tips
Many foods, including blueberries, leafy greens, and curcumin (found in the spice turmeric), have been studied for their potential cognitive benefit.
These foods were thought to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant or other properties that might help protect the brain. So far, there is no evidence proving that eating or avoiding a specific food can prevent age-related cognitive decline.
While research on the relationship between diet and cognitive function is somewhat limited, it does point to the benefits of a few specific diets that can reduce heart disease and may also be able to reduce the risk of cognitive decline: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet. The MIND diet combines the DASH and Mediterranean diets to create a diet aimed at reducing the risk of dementia and decline in brain health.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)
The DASH diet aims to reduce blood pressure and recommends: