Everyone knows damaging habits, like smoking or drinking too much, can hurt your body, especially your brain. But did you know other habits can reduce your risk of dementia and brain-related diseases? You can start doing the following things right now to keep your brain in shape. The simple act on page 10 requires little effort but makes a huge difference.
1. Take a vitamin K supplement
- Why: A University of North Carolina study found low levels of vitamin K are associated with brain damage linked to Alzheimer’s.
This life-changing vitamin helps clot blood and prevent cancer and osteoporosis. Another study found patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s consumed much less vitamin K than the control group.
Next: If you drive, bike, or ski, you must do this.