Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors in preventing dementia. It is worth remembering that this serious disease that affects the brain cannot be treated, but its occurrence can be prevented. Here are some products that will help with this:
Especially fatty types, such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate brain activity. Eating fish improves memory and concentration.
Walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts contain antioxidants and healthy plant fats that nourish brain cells.
Fruits and vegetables
Various berries, spinach, potatoes and broccoli are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that prevent brain cell damage/death.
Black and green tea contain polyphenols - they are extremely beneficial for the brain. The amino acids it contains actively restore the nervous system, for example, after stress. And frequent/severe stress “push” brain cells to destruction.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which can help support heart and brain health. This product is rich in phenols - they, in turn, prevent oxidative processes in brain tissue. Scientists were convinced of this through an experiment on mice: older animals received olive oil with food, as a result of which their memory was restored to a level similar to that of young individuals, and coordination of movements that had been impaired due to age returned (partially or completely).
It's important to understand that nutrition shouldn't be the only preventative measure—it's also important to stay active, manage your stress levels, and maintain social connections to keep your brain active.