You think of food to fuel (and reward!) your workouts, but it also can improve your brainpower. A study from Rush University in Chicago found that adults who followed a heart-healthy diet reduced their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent compared to those who didn’t. The diet, a hybrid of Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), is called MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay—phew), and was developed by researchers who found that people following meal plans designed to curb heart disease and type 2 diabetes also had lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to fueling long runs and keeping you regular, these complex carbs are high in antioxidants to fight inflammation, keeping your brain healthy.
How Often: Every other day
Berries may decrease neuron loss and improve memory performance.
How Often: At least twice per week
3. Colorful Veggies
Colors indicate that a food is rich in antioxidants, which help protect neurons from age-related decay.
How Often: Once per day
Leafy greens are rich in folate, which researchers have linked to slower rates of brain decline.
How Often: A salad per day
Walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, and pistachios are rich in fiber, fat, and vitamin E (walnuts are the best for your mind).
How Often: Daily handful
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