September 9, 2008
Health Tip: Eating a Brain-Healthy Diet
Nutritional suggestions to help keep your mind sharp
(HealthDay News) -- What you eat can go a long way toward keeping your brain sharp and efficient.
AARP.org offers these brain-healthy nutritional suggestions:
- Vegetables -- Eat as many as you can, of all different colors, shapes and varieties.
- Antioxidants -- Found in vitamins C, E and beta carotene, you should get plenty of these substances. They occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables.
- Omega-3 fatty acids -- They are found in fatty fish such as mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies, whitefish, tuna and sablefish.
- A B vitamin -- Take one daily.
- A multivitamin -- Also take one daily, but never exceed recommended dose. Taking more vitamins doesn't make it healthier -- doing so could be dangerous.