Food for thought
New report highlights importance of diet on brain health
Age UK has examined a recent report produced by experts from around the world who have examined the evidence to date on the impact of diet on brain health in adults aged 50 and over. They found that foods that are good for our heart are also good for the health of our brains. The report from the Global Council of Brain Health (GCBH) also concluded that it’s never too late to improve your diet and see positive results.
Through eating a combination of different types of food, such as leafy greens, berries and good fats in the form of extra virgin olive oil and omega-3 rich fish, people can expect long-term health benefits. Among the advice given on what to include in your diet, the report also warns people of all ages to go easy on the amount of salt, wine, caffeine and chocolate they consume, if they want to maintain their brain health as they grow older.
Whilst it appears there is no single magic ingredient when it comes to improving brain health, the best foods to include in your diet regularly, and the things to avoid, are listed. Mature Times