The right food you eat may protect your brain from harm
Put down the fork. Step away from the buffet table.
University of California, Davis, nutrition expert Liz Applegate wants us to think about exactly what we’re shovelling down our throats. Not just to lose weight but to protect our brains.
“Brain food is real and it really does matter,” said Applegate, an author, professor and director of sports nutrition at UC Davis. She’s an advocate of the MIND diet, a combination of two long-studied diets that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
We talked with her recently about so-called “brain foods,” their impact on 20-somethings and baby boomers, why it’s hard to stick to a healthful diet, as well as her favourite breakfast foods.
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