Have you ever had someone
say to you, "food for thought"? The phrase generally
refers to something said that suggests that it will contribute
to your better understanding of any given issue in greater detail.
It has long been believed that brain teasers such as crossword
puzzles or the game of chess contribute to protecting the brain
from aging. It is also now believed that eating the right foods
are especially good in maintaining the delicate nerve cells
and blood vessels and keeping them from the decay that naturally
occurs as we all get older. Some of the foods that help the
human body stay focused and young are fresh fish such as salmon,
sardines and herring. A study from the Rush Institute for Healthy
Aging in Chicago published in Psychology Today found that "people
who eat at least one fish meal a week are significantly less
likely to end up with Alzheimer’s disease than those who
regularly eschew fish".
It is recommended by nutrition experts that we should all enjoy
more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods. A diet of calcium-rich
foods and fewer high-fat foods helps the human stay healthier.
Also according to the American Dietetic Association, eating
nutritiously and staying physically active can slow down the
physical signs of aging. Other dietary enhancers for slowing
the aging process include red wine, garlic, olive oil, whole
grains and brown rice. Peanuts, walnuts, almonds, dark green
leaf spinach and fruits such as blueberries, bananas and strawberries
are also reportedly good for the brain.
Better yet, if you are looking for that proverbial "fountain
of youth", an extensive study of 11,178 seniors aged 67
to 109 by the National Institute of Aging found that "seniors
who supplement with Vitamin E are less likely to die prematurely".
Many researchers from the National Institute of Aging to Tufts
University to the University of Arizona College of Medicine
have found that Vitamin E may help slow the aging process. So,
there you go, not only food for thought, but the fountain of
youth. Indeed, we are what we eat, therefore, you better eat