5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

June 7, 2021

After exercising, choose a brain-healthy recovery meal. In his research, Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas, an associate professor of neurology at Columbia University, found that the more closely adults followed a Mediterranean diet—having fish and plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts and olive oil, while limiting red meat—the more their risk for Alzheimer’s disease dropped. The strictest followers cut their risk by 40%. “Other diets haven’t been explored as extensively,” says Scarmeas. “There’s more evidence for the Mediterranean pattern so far.” [read more]

Source: TIME