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Brains are core components of who we are. They enable us to make decisions, plan, organize, and remem­­­ber. Brain health may decline with age, but there are ways to improve brain health as well as physical well-being. Choose foods known to boost cognitive capacity. Discover the best foods to incorporate into your diet today!  
  1. Fatty Fish: Did you know 60% of brains consist of fat, and half the fat is comprised of omega-3 fatty acids? These fats are essential for learning and preventing memory loss. Fatty fish, rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, include salmon, trout, albacore tuna, herring, and sardines..
 
  1. Berries: Berries, especially blueberries, are packed with antioxidants helping delay brain aging and improve memory. Darker colored berries deliver anthocyanins, which fight stress, inflammation, brain aging, and neurodegenerative diseases.
 
  1. Broccoli: Broccoli is high in vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin essential in forming fat for brain cells. Studies have linked high vitamin K intake to improved memory and cognitive function.
 
  1. Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate and cocoa are packed with brain-boosting components, such as flavonoids, caffeine, and antioxidants. Flavonoids in dark chocolate help with learning and memory.
 
  1. Nuts: Nuts contain many brain-boosting nutrients, healthy fats and plant compounds. Nuts, (especially walnuts and almonds), are vital as they contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and help improve memory.
Bridge to Better Living of Northern Kentucky cares about Senior health. Aging is a natural process of life but getting older does not mean mental decline! Choose healthy foods, sleep well, and be active to keep your brain in tip-top shape! Bridge to Better Living of Northern Kentucky recognizes Seniors are all different. Retirement communities offer programs and activities specifically designed for them. Let us help. Call Bridge to Better Living Northern Kentucky today.