Colorful fruits and vegetables are crammed with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, good fats, fiber, and other nutrients that all contribute to brain health.
Choose from the wide range of healthful plant foods by starting with the superfoods — the ones that are the richest invaluable brain benefits. Begin with berries (especially blueberries), nuts such as walnuts and almonds, broccoli and leafy green vegetables, avocados, whole grains, beans, and olive oil and coconut oil.
Instead of soda, switch to pure water, coffee, green tea, herbal teas, and small amounts of unsweetened fruit juice. And for dessert, enjoy fresh fruit or a few squares of high-quality dark chocolate.
Ideally, you'll aim for five to seven or more servings a day of those plant foods. Realistically, your tastes and your busy schedule mean you're probably not going to achieve that many servings, with that level of variety, every day.
Especially if you're over 65, you want to be sure you're countering oxidative stress every day, even when you can't do it through your diet. That's the value of Amyloid Benefits, a supplement designed to help reduce the formation of damaging amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, protein clumps that are the hallmark of age-related cognitive decline.
Colostrum — an excellent source of proline-rich peptide (PRP) complexes, which help with inflammation in the brain — is a key ingredient in the formula, which also contains curcumin, ashwagandha, pomegranate extract, and palm fruit bioactive complex (PFBC). All help raise antioxidant levels in the brain and slow plaque formation.
Research shows that daily physical activity can reduce your risk as well. Exercise stimulates your brain and helps it maintain old connections among the neurons and make new ones. This helps guard against cognitive decline and even slows memory loss for those already showing signs of mental deterioration.
The benefits come from getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week—that's less than 30 minutes a day to protect your brain against the devastation of neurodegenerative disease. Aim for the right combination of cardio and strength training.
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