FOODS THAT PRO­TECT YOUR MIND

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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

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.

Berries

Blue­ber­ries are one of the more po­tent foods in terms of pro­tect­ing the brain. Con­sume berries at least twice a week.

Fish

Eat­ing fish at least once a week helps pro­tect brain func­tion.

Whole­grains

Whole­grains are a key com­po­nent of the MIND diet. It rec­om­mends at least three serv­ings a day.

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