If a bulging waist line isn't enough to get you to diet properly, then you'll want to make sure you're eating enough vegetables and fish -- to keep that brain of yours performing its best.
Scientists have found that a diet rich in vitamins and omega 3 may keep your brain from shrinking, reports the BBC. According to the study, those who performed better on mental tests and had a larger brain mass were also the ones who ate better.
The study was published in Neurology. Here's the evidence:
Therefore, the scientists concluded that a better diet can keep your brain from shrinking. But of course, the current study was still relatively small and still needs to be confirmed to see if there's really a link between diet and Alzheimer's disease.
Regardless, it brings up an interesting point -- if diets can affect the way you think, then it confirms something we already know in the first place. It's the small decisions like what you'll eat at the dinner table that matter.
via Alzheimer's: Diet 'can stop brain shrinking' [BBC]
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