FOODS THAT PROTECT YOUR MIND
Care For Family’s RUTH SAMER explains which ingredients you need now
Green leafy vegetables
Developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Centre, the MIND diet – which focuses on brain health – recommends frequent servings of kale, spinach, broccoli, collards and other greens.
Olive oil overrides other forms of cooking oil and fats, according to the MIND diet. Researchers found that people who used olive oil as their primary oil at home had greater protection against cognitive decline.
Blueberries are one of the more potent foods in terms of protecting the brain. Consume berries at least twice a week.
Eating fish at least once a week helps protect brain function.
Wholegrains are a key component of the MIND diet. It recommends at least three servings a day.