Food for Thought

Blueberries

It is interesting, the notion that consuming certain foods could improve brain activity and help maintain brain health. According to Steven Pratt, MD, author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life, it is absolutely true. As it turns out, studies conducted with animals concluded that blueberries actually help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may curb the effects of age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Other foods such as walnuts, peanuts, cashews, sesame seeds, flax seed, hazelnuts, filberts, and Brazil nuts produce the same positive effects. Certain butters derived from nuts serve to reduce cognitive decline often associated with aging. So if you’re interested in staying sharp over the long haul you’re behooved to work some blueberries and walnuts into your daily diet.