Brain Health

Want to help keep your brain healthy and young? You can start with a healthy eating style.

  • Eat mostly unprocessed foods. Eating back to basics foods and cooking from scratch are your best choices as far as long term health including brain health is concerned.
  • Reduce the amounts of added sugars in your day to day diet. You know the kind I’m talking about; in cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pop, sweetened beverages, junk food, and the list goes on and on.
  • Avoid deep fried foods

Here’s my list of the foods to include in your eating style to eat on a regular basis:

  • Fruits and vegetables – aim for 3 servings of fruit and 7 servings of vegetables a day. Make sure to include both orange and green coloured vegetables. Here’s what a serving looks like. 
  • Berries – especially blueberries
  • Whole grains
  • Pulses: beans, chickpeas, split peas and lentils
  • Nuts- especially walnuts
  • Omega-3 rich foods: Salmon – canned or fresh, anchovies – canned or fresh, mackerel – canned or fresh, walnuts, ground flaxseed and omega-3 eggs
  • Healthy fats like: extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, avocados and nut butters
  • Keep hydrated, mostly with water

Being active helps more than we thought.

Jennifer Valentyne and me on the CN Tower Edge Walk

I highly recommend The Healthy Brain by Aileen Buford-Mason PHD for an in depth look at brain health at any age.

The picture at the top of the page is me with my dad when he was 92. He was active and followed a healthy lifestyle most of his life. He died at 94. He was an inspiration and my hero.

2 thoughts on “Brain Health”

  1. Very good information, thanks for the article……I will pass on The Edge Walk …no “FBombing” way 🤣
    Thinking of you daily as our 1st anniversary comes up for our Dad’s. 💖 xo
    Love to you 🙂

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