(HealthDay News) -- Your diet can play a role in brain health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.
Research has found that foods in a typical Mediterranean diet can lead to better cognitive function, alertness and memory.
The academy suggests adding these foods to your diet:
- Vegetables, including cruciferous varieties such as broccoli, cabbage and dark leafy greens.
- Berries and cherries, which provide anthocyanins and other flavonoids.
- Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish.
- Walnuts, which have been shown to aid heart heath and cognitive function.