Scary fact: Approximately 20 percent of Americans ages 55 and older will experience some form of cognitive impairment in their lifetime according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you can't wait until you're 55 to start thinking about your brain health. Now is the time to begin taking steps to protect your gray matter. And the good news is that doesn't mean you have to do a million crossword puzzles or anything more complicated. In fact, you can eat your way to better mental function.
In a recent issue of Food Technology, contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr indicated the key nutrients that may help safeguard your brain from mental decline. Feast on these nutrient-rich foods (or take supplements) to ensure your brain will stay sharp well into your golden years.