No one wants to increase their risk of developing dementia. Although we already know some risk factors, we still have a lot to learn. Still, the best way to fight dementia is to prevent it in the first place.
Research shows eating right can boost your memory. On the flip side, some foods like sugar and processed meats may increase your dementia risk. So fight the disease by eating the following key foods (especially the surprising item on page 9).
1. Cruciferous vegetables
We get it; people are sick of hearing “eat your veggies.” Still, we can’t help but repeat the sentiment because broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are so darn good for your brain.
Cruciferous vegetables — from the cabbage family — 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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