Evidence shows diet is essential for maintaining good cognitive health, and can delay or even prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. Feed your brain with a variety of healthy food, including protein, fruit, vegetables, healthy fats, dark chocolate and even red wine in moderation.

Here are some brain-boosting foods to try:

  1. Berries are high in antioxidants to fight brain inflammation.
  2. Wholegrains, such as oats and brown rice, feed the friendly gut bacteria which produce chemicals that may protect your brain.
  3. Oily fish and eggs are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, which protect against brain ageing and are important for memory and concentration.
  4. Green vegetables such as kale and spinach are packed with folate.
  5. Dark chocolate has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning and brain processing speed thanks for the flavanols in cocoa beans.
  6. Red wine has long been known to protect our brains. Choose an organic variety and no more than one glass a day.
  7. Drinking enough water can prevent brain fog. Drink eight to 10 glasses a day.
  8. Supplements including vitamins A and C, as well as vitamin E and B complex can boost energy production in the brain.
  9. Avoid excessive alcohol, smoking, processed foods and saturated fat, which heighten risk factors for stroke and dementia.
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