Can Your Diet Really Affect Your Memory?
Research is very strong that lifestyle habits can play a huge preventative role in cognitive health or decline.
A quality whole foods diet can actually have a positive impact on brain structure and function. That’s right. The same type of diet that can heal your heart is also amazing for brain health.
A diet rich in healthy whole foods can literally strengthen and preserve something known as the blood brain barrier (BBB), a filtering mechanism of the capillaries that carry blood to the brain and spinal cord tissue.
The BBB’s function is to protect the brain from “foreign substances” in the blood that may injure the brain, while at the same time let in the nutrients that the brain needs to function optimally.
Some of the highlighted foods and why they are so protective: Leafy greens get an A+ when it comes to brain health.
Berries, including blueberries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are also brain stars.
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