10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Brain from 10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Brain

10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Brain

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10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Brain

Have you ever stopped to think about how the foods you eat might affect your brain? Many of us know that certain fats provide heart health benefits or that protein is important for building and maintaining muscle mass, but the benefits that our brains acquire from eating nutritious foods aren’t discussed as frequently.

Knowing what types of foods will help support and protect your brain is actually pretty important, though — and especially when it comes to being proactive about preventing depression, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer. For example, a recent study published in the journalAlzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association found that what researchers have dubbed the “MIND” diet  — or the “Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay” diet — may have the ability to significantly reduce a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s.

To help highlight some of the most brain-friendly foods and their benefits, we recruited Dr. Michael S. Fenster, M.D., a board certified interventional cardiologist and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It. He considers the following healthy foods (many of which are a part of the MIND Diet) some of the best for supporting brain health and maintaining excellent cognitive function all throughout life.

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