Friday, July 4, 2008

Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp Specially in Old Age

Look after your Heart - High LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes are all known to be risk factors for heart disease, that may cause tke impairment of brain

Try exercise -walk at least 3km a day

Eat apples - fresh apples have high concentrations for quercetin, an antioxidant that may fight the damage done by free radicals to brain cells.

Eat oily fish - from salmon , mackerel , nuts and wallnuts are good to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Eat Broccoli - Folate turns up in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. Because usually old age are low hemoglobin count so they must have to eat these to to prevent anemia.

Eat less - those who can eat all they want, they become obese and prone to heart disease or diabetes that may lead to physical and mental impairment of an old age

Drink alcohol (in moderation) - A US study of older women found that those who reportedly have one or two drinks a day had a 40% lower risk of cognitive decline than those who claimed to drink nothing.