- "I do everything to keep my mind healthy," says Michael Roizen, M.D., chief wellness officer of the famous Cleveland Clinic. He goes on to say, "I eat a Mediterranean diet, I exercise, I try to get more sleep than I ever have and I'm constantly exposed to new things." Sounds like good advice to me!
- The University of Exeter Medical School did a study last year that shows a Mediterranean diet, that is a diet chock-full of fruits, vegtetables, whole grains, legumes, poultry, and lots of fish, may lower ones risk of developing dementia. The study suggests eating fishing once or twice a week.
- MIT research in 2010 showed that loading up on magnesium-rich foods may potentially reverse middle-age memory loss! The following foods are rich in magnesium - soy beans, brown rice, bananas, and pumpkin seeds.
- And once again one of my favorite foods, a beverage actually, goes on the list. Green tea, according to research published in Molecular Nutrition & Food in 2012, may help boost brain cell production to aid memory. Everyone should have at least one cup of green tea a day and I base that on the health research I have been doing for years now. Green tea constantly pops up on healthy lists of foods.
The above is just a small list but enough to get anyone concerned about the brain, forgetfulness, etc, started toward improving their brain health.
Yes, a simple banana is brain food!