These 5 types of food may protect your cognitive functions

These 5 types of food may protect your cognitive functions

Eating a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Many studies have found that a well-balanced diet could protect mental and physical health and help achieve healthy aging.

For example, the Mediterranean diet could help reduce risks of heart disease and improve the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering drug statins.

The Mediterranean diet can also improve exercise performance and help people live longer.

The DASH diet has been found could lower blood pressure as effectively as blood pressure drugs. It can also help protect kidney health and prevent stroke.

Recent research also has found that certain types of food can help improve brain functions and make you smarter.


Eating more vegetables is linked to slower cognitive decline in older people.

Cognitive decline, such as memory loss, could be early signs of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Vegetables that are high in fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamin could particularly beneficial to brain health in older people.

Such vegetables include kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts.


Berries, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, are high in antioxidants.

The compounds could reduce inflammation in the body and improve cognitive abilities.

Some studies found that eating berries could improve memory task performance.


Nuts, such as peanuts, cashews, walnuts, and almonds, are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, minerals and vitamins.

They may help improve your learning, memory, and reasoning skills.

Food rich in healthy fats

Foods high in healthy fats include avocado, olive oil, and oily fish. These foods mainly contain unsaturated fats.

For example, olive oil has been found could protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and prevent cancer in the brain.

Previous studies showed that food high in saturated fats may affect memory.


Yogurt could help increase levels of healthy gut bacteria and maintain the diversity of the gut microbiome.

Previous studies have found that eating yogurt and other fermented foods like kombucha and kefir could improve cognition and health.

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