Doctors say reducing cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol will not only be good for your heart, but will improve blow flow to the brain and help cognitive function.
the food you eat has a lot to do with the health of your brain as you age. People in their late 80s with higher blood levels of vitamins B, C, D and E and omega-3 fatty acids did better on cognitive tests and had less of the brain shrinkage than typical Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study from Oregon Health and Science University. Another recent study from the University of Miami found that a Mediterranean diet, with vegetables, fruit, small amounts of meat and fish, whole grains, nuts and olive oil, may protect the brain from small blood-vessel damage. Many other studies have investigated the dementia-fighting benefits of leafy greens and vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower. Protect yourself and your loved ones by including these healthy items in your nutritional regimen:
Protect yourself from dementia by taking care of your heart. A new study followed more than 450 elderly people and found that those with cardiovascular disease show steeper declines in cognitive function than those with healthy hearts.