Eat These 9 Foods to Boost Your Memory, Cognition, and Overall Brain Health

1) Berries

Research shows that berries help improve signaling in the brain, most likely due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

2) Green leafy vegetables

“Foods high in folate  reduce homocysteine, thus reducing risk for Alzheimer’s,” says Dr. Bredesen. Meanwhile, “cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels

3) Beans

Beans are packed with fiber

4) Whole grains

One serving equals: 1 ⁄2 cup cooked whole grain, 100% whole grain pasta, or 100% whole grain hot cereal; 1 slice 100% whole grain bread; 1 cup 100% whole grain ready-to-eat cereal

5) Poultry

If you eat meat, poultry is a much healthier option than red meat. It’s leaner and has less saturated fat.

6) Fish

Salmon is an especially smart choice as it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which research shows may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

7) Nuts

Nuts are high in polyphenols, which have been shown to reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia.

8) Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fat. “A low-carbohydrate diet that’s high in good fats (such as polyunsaturates) promotes ketosis, which supports brain function

9) Optional: Alcohol/Wine

One serving equals: 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, OR 1.5 ounces (1 shot) of 80-proof spirits