Food Tip One gram of omega-3s a day may help keep memory problems away. Feast on nuts and fish weekly to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Keeping it in tip-top shape may be as easy as adding fish, nuts and other omega-3-rich foods to your diet. A new study suggests that eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids may help lower levels of beta-amyloid — a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease that can build up and form plaques in the brain. The study, published in the journal Neurology, found that people who ate one gram of omega-3 fatty acids a day (the equivalent of half a salmon fillet each week) had 20 to 30 percent lower beta-amyloid levels in their blood. You can load up on the healthy fat by eating sardines, salmon, anchovies, walnuts and flaxseed.