There's no denying that as we age chronologically, our bo4y ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these "smart" foods to
your daily eating regimen.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
DID YOU KNOW?...........
Information travels in the nerves at speeds up to 268mites per hour-There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain. The average human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms)
Food for a healthier brain
"Brain berries” is what Steven Pratt, calls these tasty fruits, animal studies, researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain, -front oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's
disease or dementia. studies have also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly. Improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of ageing rats, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats.
Deep-water fish, such as salmon, are rich In. omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for brain, function. Wild salmon Is recommended for Its "cleanliness- and the fact that It Is In plentiful supply. omega-3s also contain anti-
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin B. The higher levels of vitamin e correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older.
Avocados are almost as good as blueberries In promoting brain health. True, the avocado is a fatty fruit, but It's a monounsatured fat, which contributes to healthy blood flow. And healthy blood flow means a healthy brain. Avocados
also lower blood pressure, and as hypertension Is a risk factor for the decline In cognitive abilities, a lower blood pressure should promote brain health.
WHOLE WHEAT GRAIN
Whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole-grain breads, and ' brown rice can reduce the risk for heart disease, every organ Jut. the body is dependent on blood flow If you promote cardiovascular health, you’re promoting good flow to the
organ system, which Includes the brain.
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