We know that fish has a well-earned reputation as brain food. But not every stay-sharp ingredient has gills and lives underwater.
Some land-based sources of healthy fats include olive oil and nuts. Olive oil and nuts appear to boost brainpower when added to a plant-based diet.
Not surprisingly the Mediterranean diet was seen as a valuable aid. This diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.
In a recent study, people who ate the Mediterranean diet boosted with nuts improved their memory when examined on a test designed to look at recall. The scientists are not certain why this is the case but one of the theories is that it helps with flow of blood to the brain.
Article by Dr. Brian McDonough, source
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more than a quarter-century (since 1987)! Brian McDonough has been honored as Family Physician of the Year by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, and is a Sir William Osler.