SWAP Salted nuts FOR Walnuts
If you enjoy snacking on nuts, go for walnuts. They are rich in several brain healthy nutrients such as omega-3, antioxidants and vitamin E. ‘Vitamin E’s antioxidant effects can shield cell membranes from free radical damage, helping slow down mental decline,’ says Mays. Studies published in the Journal of
have also found that walnuts are high in polyphenolic compounds that not only reduce the oxidative stress on brain cells, which can cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, but also improve the ability of the cells to process information, helping to maintain brain health as we age.
FOR Salt Turmeric
Instead of using salt to liven up dishes, opt for herbs and spices such as turmeric. A recent study published in the journal Behavioural Brain