One of the best ways to fight dementia is to prevent it in the first place. Research shows eating right can boost your memory. On the flip side, foods like sugar may increase your dementia risk. So you can fight dementia by eating the following foods (especially the surprising item on page 10).
1. Cruciferous vegetables
You’re sick of hearing “eat your veggies.” But we must agree because broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are so darn good for your brain. From the cabbage family, cruciferous vegetables contain cartenoids that reduce homo-cysteine, an amino acid connected to cognitive impairment. Shoot for three or more 1/2 cup servings each week.
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