Neurologists often say that diet plays a large role in maintaining brain health as you age. People may think that there isn’t much they can do to preserve their brain health; but luckily, there are some steps you can take.
Alzheimer’s doesn’t only affect the elderly population — this is a common misconception, which some recent books and movies (such as 2014’s “Still Alice”) have tried to combat with brutally honest accounts of day-to-day life with the disease and heart-wrenching scenes involving friends and family. The effects of the disease range from memory loss to a complete mental decline. At the moment, there is no known cure.
So it’s good news that there may be something you can do to reduce your risk. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. To help stave off the deadly degenerative disease, try incorporating these foods into your diet. Not only do they assist with preserving brain function, a number of them also provide additional health benefits.