How Might Your Diet Affect Your Brain?
We like to think of our brains as something set apart from our bodies. Biologically though, the way you feed your body affects your brain as well. The brain requires certain nutrients to function smoothly, and when it consistently doesn't get what it needs, this could add up to an increased risk of the various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Even if the brain doesn't use a food directly, it benefits from a healthy circulatory system, and the best brain foods are also associated with cardiovascular health.
Recently, researchers have tried to confirm ongoing suspicions that the diets we choose could improve or harm our chances of acquiring or worsening dementia. This research is still being established, but evidence is beginning to line up in favor of certain foods, and against others. Certain diets have specifically been created with the aim of reducing your risk of dementia. We detail these diets and the latest research on the way nutrition may affect dementia risks.