20 Foods That Nourish Your Brain: Eating To Beat Dementia

Specialists reveal simple lifestyle tweaks to help you fend off Alzheimer’s …

(Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, The Daily Mail)

These 20 foods nourish your brain so effectively that you can significantly reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and even reverse any early symptoms of forgetfulness or confusion.

Scientists say that eating these top 20 healthy foods will help improve brain function starting immediately.

Avocado is packed with healthy fats that support brain structure and blood flow.

Beans increase longevity and reduce the risk of stroke (which shares risk factors with dementia).

Blueberries can delay cognitive decline by two-and-a-half years.

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Coffee contains potent antioxidants and stimulates the production of a neuro-protective agent in the brain.

Dark chocolate contains nutrients which relax arteries and help supply oxygen and nutrients to the brain.

Extra virgin olive oil is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids and plant nutrients.

Flaxseed is rich in fatty acids that decrease inflammation and reduce cholesterol.

Herbal tea (mint, lemon balm, hibiscus) is anti-inflammatory.

Herbs (coriander, dill, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, mint, parsley) contain ten times more antioxidants than nuts and berries.

Leafy green vegetables are a rich source of antioxidants associated with brain health.

Nuts are the best source of healthy unsaturated fats, found by multiple studies to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Quinoa (keen-wa) is a complete protein source with essential building blocks for brain cells.

Seeds are high in vitamin E and other brain-boosting minerals.

Spices (cinnamon, cloves, marjoram, allspice, saffron, nutmeg, tarragon) are high in antioxidants that support the brain’s detox systems.

Sweet potatoes are packed with phytonutrients that have anti-inflammatory effects plus the ability to regulate blood sugar.

Tea contains polyphenols (green tea catechin) which activate toxin-clearing enzymes.

Turmeric is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powerhouse that reduce the plaques which can build up in the brain to cause Alzheimer’s.

Wholegrains are packed with fibre, carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins. Their starch feeds good bacteria in the gut and provides an excellent source of sustained energy for the brain.

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