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Try These Whole-Grain Salads To Improve Your Cognitive Health

A healthy diet that includes all major food groups isn't just good for the body, it's also great for the mind. According to the National Institute on Aging, a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains is highly beneficial to brain health. Other carbohydrates, such as refined sugar, have the opposite effect.

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How To Eat For Your Brain

Recent research from the Kahn Academy revealed that the brain is like a muscle, and like any other muscle it gets stronger - and smarter - with the proper nutrition. When it comes to senior dining, especially among those with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, the right diet can actually help delay memory loss. 

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2 Delicious Recipes That Add Broccoli To Your Pasta

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that you either loved or hated as a child. Some people drench the green plant in cheese just so they can eat it without grimacing. But it seems that as a person ages, so do their tastes, and what was once a chore to eat is now a favored side dish. However, you might be getting tired of only using broccoli as a side to large dishes. Check out the recipes below for ideas about how to get add broccoli to your pasta night favorites.

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Indulge In These Super Nutty Desserts

Many nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, can have numerous positive effects on health, according to the Mayo Clinic. When eaten as a part of a nutritious diet, they're known for helping to reduce people's risk of heart disease and preventing cognitive decline. Try mixing them in with a few popular desserts for a healthy twist on your favorite snacks.

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Is Beer Really Brain Food? New Research Says Yes!

If asked to name a healthy alcoholic beverage, most people would probably say red wine, which is known for its antioxidants and procyanidins. While these compounds have been proven to keep wine-drinkers in good health, new research has suggested that red vino isn't the only beneficial libation. Scientists recently discovered a compound in hops that has positive effects on brain cells, suggesting that beer may also be a good drink of choice for health-driven individuals.

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Fish May Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Many foods are essential for boosting your brain, improving heart health and strengthening your immune system. For many years, scientists have stressed the importance of integrating fish into your diet, as this form of protein can provide the body with a wealth of nutrients.

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Munch On This Trail Mix to Boost Brain Power

Whether you prefer salty treats or sweet eats, trail mix is the perfect dish, as it combines a number of different tastes in one transportable snack. This savory selection is not only an ideal choice for seniors on-the-go, but it can feature several ingredients ideal for increasing cognitive health.

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Celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day and Reap Cerebral Benefits

For some people, nothing says springtime more than a bunch of berries. With the weather becoming more and more enjoyable with each passing day, there is no better time than now to start reintroducing an array of refreshing ingredients into your daily diet, including these types of fruit. For instance, National Blueberry Pie Day is on its way, making it reason enough to begin digging into these natural treats. In addition to savoring the sweet yet tangy flavor that blueberries boast, those living in senior communities will appreciate the slew of health benefits that come from this fruit.

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