SUPERCHARGE OUR BRAINS
The second thing you can do is to protect your brain from internal injury – and that means eating properly.
The brain is a famously hungry organ, using about one-fifth of the body’s calorific intake. Brain food is delivered by the blood via a dense mesh of vessels. If the blood hits a bottleneck it may form a clot, causing a stroke. Depending on its size and location, a stroke may deal a catastrophic blow, or pass by barely noticed. Such minor strokes are called Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), but while they might not cause much problem when they happen, repeated TIAs cause severe cognitive decline. Vascular dementia (as such a decline is known) is almost as common as Alzheimer’s disease.