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Food for Thought: Can what we eat help our brain?

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Certain studies show that nutrition can help slow down Alzheimer’s and or dementia. Eating heart-healthy foods may help to protect the brain. In honour of January being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we want to highlight the foods that can help with our brain health. This includes eating oily fish, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts and olive oil while also limiting consumption of red meat and sugar.

Aileen Burford-Mason, the author of The Healthy Brainargues that feeding the brain correctly by what we eat will help our memory and cognition later on in life. Her book gives a step-by-step guide on how to make dietary changes in order to feed our brain and allow it to be at its optimal best.

You can view the video of Aileen Burford-Mason discussing her book and the benefits of nutrition for our brain here.

Works cited:

https://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_prevention_and_risk.asp

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20010/risk_factors_and_prevention/737/how_to_reduce_your_risk_of_dementia

http://www.harpercollins.ca/9781443447782/the-healthy-brain

https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/combatting-dementia-feed-your-brain

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