Your diet plays a large role for your Brain Health. A healthy balanced diet (see below) is recommended by the WHO for risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia.
The Mediterranean diet which emphasizes plant-based foods, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, such as olive oil is recommended. It incorporates much less red meat and salt. Studies show people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet have a reduced risk of cognitive decline and/or dementia.
Further research is needed to determine which parts of the diet have the biggest impact on your brain function. However, we do know that omega fatty acids found in extra-virgin olive oil and other healthy fats are vital for your cells to function correctly, and appear to decrease your risk of coronary artery disease, and increases mental focus and slow cognitive decline in older adults.
Good diets also improve gut health and microbiota which can have a significant impact one’s mood and the quality of sleep.
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