Good foods for brain health

Good foods for brain health

July 01, 2017, http://www.cbsnews.com/picture...n-health-best-foods/

Blueberries

 
  • Good foods for brain health

What you eat can play a role in brain health, and certain foods are especially beneficial, according to scientific experts interviewed by CBS News.

Blueberries have high levels of flavonoids, a compound in food that reduces oxidation in the body. Over time, oxidation damages cells and can contribute to aging. "There is exciting preliminary evidence of blueberries for brain health," said Francine Grodstein, Sc.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Olive oil

  • Good foods for brain health Olive oil is high in unsaturated fatty acids. It's also a key component of the Mediterranean diet and the related MIND diet, which are associated with lower rates of Alzheimer's disease. Olive oil is also the choice of medical experts like Dean Hartley, Ph.D., director of science initiatives at the Alzheimer's Association. "With my diet, I do try to go more toward the Mediterranean diet, including things like olive oil and salmon."

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