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What can you do to support your brain health to ward off cognitive decline as you age?
It’s known that brain conditions as you age become increasingly common. Research has found that cognitive impairment, when your brain does not function as well as it once did, affects approximately 5-20% of people over the age of 65. On average, dementia can affect approximately 7% of people within that age range.
This week, I discuss the M.I.N.D. Diet, what it is, and how it helps support brain health and brain function. I discuss how your nutrition can impact brain health and help protect your brain as you age. I discuss how the M.I.N.D. Diet was developed, and how it focuses on eating nutrient-dense foods that are not only good for your body but also support your brain health. I highlight the 10 nutrient-dense foods that support brain health and how often you should eat these foods each week. I also discuss the 5 foods you should minimize or avoid consuming to help improve your cognitive function and better support your brain health.
“If you’re interested in maintaining brain health as you age – mind your mind. Live with more vitality.”
– Dr. Mark Rowe
This week on In the Doctor’s Chair:
- The connection between your health and wellness in your 30s, 40s, and 50s with your cognitive health after the age of 65
- Understanding the M.I.N.D. Diet and its origins
- 10 foods that support brain health
- 5 foods you should minimize or avoid to support your brain’s health
- How the M.I.N.D Diet can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and memory loss
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