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6 foods harmful to your brain and alternative choices

6 foods harmful to your brain and alternative choices Foods harmful to your brain (photo: Freepik)

The brain is the body's command center, and nutrition plays a major role in keeping it functioning optimally. But certain foods should be minimized in your diet, according to the Ukrainian medical community Sviy.doc.

Healthy foods for your brain

Doctors say that these foods could prevent dementia and loss of brain function with age.

No more than 1 glass of wine per day is also acceptable.

You should add the following foods to your diet:

  • greens and vegetables - daily
  • berries - at least twice a week
  • nuts - 5 servings per week
  • whole grains - daily
  • fish - 1-2 times a week
  • legumes - 4 times a week
  • poultry - twice a week

Omega-3 fatty acids contained in oily fish, which the human body cannot produce on its own, help prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.

Spinach and cabbage contain many nutrients that are good for the brain. They are rich in vitamin K, lutein, and folic acid, which slow down cognitive decline with age.

Increasing your intake of leafy green vegetables can help meet your nutrient needs while supporting brain health.

Berries also contain a large number of vitamins that support cognitive function. Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant associated with improved cognitive function.

What to avoid

What is recommended to minimize in your diet:

  • butter, margarine
  • cheese
  • red meat
  • fried foods
  • pastries
  • sweets.

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