Bad food is also a threat to memory – this is how you protect your brain by eating

– A follow-up study has found that high inflammatory values ​​measured in middle age increase the likelihood of memory and thinking difficulties in older age, says the postdoctoral researcher One Jyväkorpi.

He has been arguing about a memory-friendly diet, so what is it like?

In terms of memory, a good diet contains a lot

  • vegetables, ie fruits, berries, vegetables and roots,
  • good quality vegetable fats, in particular rapeseed and olive oil,
  • nuts,
  • fish.

Of the protein sources, legumes in particular support good brain function. Instead of red meat, you should prefer light meat such as chicken.

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What kind of food can then impair memory?

– An unhealthy diet high in energy but low in nutrients.

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It includes a lot of sugar and poor quality fat, salt and deep-fried foods.

Memory-impaired eating means, for example, pastries, products made from white wheat flour, french fries, chips, candy, sugary drinks, and plenty of alcohol.

Expert: Satu Jyväkorpi, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki.

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