They say, “You are what you eat.” And the food we incorporate into our diets does have a profound impact on our bodies. But can certain foods also boost the health of our minds?
Turns out, certain foods can indeed help with brain functions such as memory and concentration.
“Different diets have been suggested over the years for optimal brain health and we have strong evidence for some,” says memory and brain health specialist Babak Tousi, MD.
Especially as we age, our brains go through certain changes. One thing that happens, Dr. Tousi notes, is the white matter changes in our brains, which can affect the way our brains communicate information to the rest of our bodies. Additionally, there’s a decrease in gray matter in our brains — the part of your brain that controls processing and thinking.