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Maintaining good brain health can reduce the effects that aging has on the brain. As you age, portions of your brain can shrink, especially those important for cognitive health of learning and remembering.
You can help to keep your brain healthy by staying physically active and eating a healthy diet full of fresh foods. By drinking plenty of water, and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and low-fat or non-fat dairy products you can help keep your mind clear.
Specific foods are linked to better brain power and may help slow cognitive decline like green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli, and collards. These vegetables are high in beta-carotene, vitamin K, and folate.
Omega 3 fatty acids are another important nutrient and have been shown to lower the protein that clumps in the brains causing Alzheimer’s. Omega 3 are in fatty fish such as salmon, cod, canned light tuna, and pollack, as well as avocado, flaxseed, and walnuts.
Berries are another excellent food to keep your memory boosted. The natural pigment in berries such as strawberries and blueberries, called flavonoids, can help improve memory and delay decline.
Reprinted from materials provided by the Michigan Department of Education Household Nutrition Programs. The material provided is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual medical care.
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