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The #1 Best Diet For Your Brain, Says Dietitian

It's never too early to start caring for your brain health . Although genetics may play a large part in the health of your brain over time, researchers are finding that what we eat matters as well. For example, according to Advances in Nutrition , there is a definite connection between what you eat and the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia , although researchers are still looking into the specifics of why this connection occurs. With information like this, we can focus on eating food that will help cognitive function in the long run, regardless of age. But what foods are truly best for brain health, and is there a specific diet we can follow? When we asked Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD , author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook , and a new member of our medical expert board , she said hands down the best diet for the brain is the MIND diet. What is the MIND Diet? "The MIND diet is an absolute win for your brain," says Goodson. Evidently, the research a