The foods you eat and when you eat them can help reduce your risk for cognitive disease.
New research suggests that a healthy and strategic diet can be a powerful tool when it comes to protecting your brain and preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dr. Richard Isaacson, the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical Center and brain health researchers Max Lugavere share highlights from recent studies that illustrate potential benefits, even for individuals who have genetic risk factors for cognitive decline.
What to Eat: Blueberries
Like tea, blueberries are rich in antioxidants and studies have shown that they may help slow cognitive decline by up to 2 1/2 years in women. Another study showed that participants who added freeze-dried blueberry powder to their diet (equivalent to one cup of blueberries) at least once a day for 16 weeks saw improved brain function and cognitive performance, including an improved memory.