The Most Bizarre Ways to Reduce Your Dementia Risk Right Now

2. Stop snacking after dinner

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Don’t snack late at night. | iStock.com/Nettedotca

Those after dinner snacks may be hurting your brain, according to researchers. When you don’t eat at night, you force your body to burn ketones. This is a healthier fuel for your brain than burning carbohydrates. Fasting overnight triggers those ketones to burn, which may fuel your brain with something better for it than carbs. Try eating an early dinner, then don’t eat again until breakfast to give your brain a healthier form of energy.

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