Healthy diet for brain health, for over 60s
"Adults who eat more nutrient-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits and fish, have larger left hippocampi." says a report from Deakin University in Australia.
The popular science study focussed on adults aged 60-64 years, and used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the size of hippocampi.
“Recent research has established that diet and nutrition are related to the risk for depression, anxiety and dementia, however, until now it was not clear how diet might exert an influence on mental health and cognition."
“This latest study sheds light on at least one of the pathways by which eating an unhealthy diet may influence the risk for dementia, cognitive decline and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety in older people."
“However, it also points to the importance of diet for brain health in other age groups. As the hippocampus is critical to learning and memory throughout life, as well as being a key part of the brain involved in mental health, this study underscores the importance of good nutrition for children, adolescents and adults of all ages.”
A balanced view of protein intake
vegetable and animal sources