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Post Date August 3, 2016

There is no denying that as we age chronologically, our body 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.

Blueberries - studies have found that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and my reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Wild Salmon - rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for brain function.Omega-3 also contain anti-inflammatory substances.

Nuts and Seeds - a good source of vitamin E.  Higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older.  Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or flax seed.

Avocados - almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health. True, avocado is a fatty fruit, but it's a monounsaturated fat, which contributes to healthy blood flow.   Healthy blood flow means a healthy brain.

Whole grains - such as oatmeal, whole-grain breads, and brown rice can reduce the risk for heart disease.  Every organ in 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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