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Eating These Foods Can Keep Your Brain Sharp, Study Shows

New research suggests that cheese, wine, and other yummy foods can help prevent cognitive decline

By | Hedy Phillips |

It’s true: Certain foods have been proven to be good for your brain! Not only are some considered to be brain foods, but according to a recent study, some of your favorite eats can even reduce your cognitive decline.

A study from Iowa State University, which was published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, examined the effects food has on our brains over the years, according to Science Daily. The study consisted of looking at previously collected data from 1,787 adults in the UK, ages 47 to 77, who gave specifics about their eating and drinking habits at different life stages.

Specifically, this info included each person’s intake of “fresh fruit, dried fruit, raw vegetables and salad, cooked vegetables, oily fish, lean fish, processed meat, poultry, beef, lamb, pork, cheese, bread, cereal, tea and coffee, beer and cider, red wine, white wine and Champagne, and liquor,” reports Science Daily.

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Participants were also asked to complete a Fluid Intelligence Test—a multiple-choice assessment that reflects comprehension, problem-solving, and reasoning—at three different stages: Between 2006 to 2010, 2012 to 2013, and 2015 to 2016.

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