What foods are good for brain health?

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Believe it or not, the foods that are best for your brain health and immune system contain...fat! In this video, neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, discusses how pure, natural sources of fat and cholesterol are actually ideal for a healthy brain.


As with many parts of your body, your brain is subject to inflammation and oxidation, both of which can compromise functioning and contribute to aging. Emerging research suggests a diet rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods can help keep your brain healthy.

Good food choices for brain health include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Focusing on strongly flavored and darkly colored fruits and vegetables also enhances the health-promoting benefits. Add more dark green vegetables or orange fruits, along with vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and onions and garlic. Healthy fats like oils and nuts can also keep your brain healthy.

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