A number of foods have been associated in studies with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s. They include:
- Leafy green vegetables
- Nuts and seeds
- Fatty fish
- Olive oil
- Whole grains
“These foods all have different components in them that are either neuroprotective — they help protect our brain… Other ones give our brain fuels,” registered dietitian Alissa Rumsey told CBS News.
These “brain foods” are also elements of the Mediterranean diet, which includes less red meat and processed foods. Nine out of 12 recent studies found a link between a Mediterranean-style diet and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s.