Researchers at the University of Oxford in England found that vitamins B6, B12, and folate may actually shrink the rate of brain shrinkage that occurs with aging. This knowledge could possibly help ward off Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia according to the researchers. And who among us wouldn't like to ward off those problems? Eating more salmon was suggested as it is a good source of both B vitamins and also omega-3 fatty acids which help maintain healthy nerves and brain function. Folate is found in such vegetables as asparagus, spinach, and broccoli.
It only makes sense to eat as much as one can to protect the brain. Life without good brain function is not pretty.