Feed Your Mind
Feed your memory the right foods. "The brain, like any other part of the body, functions best when it’s fed the right stuff," says David Perlmutter, MD, neurologist and author, The Better Brain Book. "Seventy percent of the brain is fat, so you need to provide it with the right fats. The most important one is DHA [docosahexaenoic acid]. People who have the highest levels of DHA have the lowest risk of Alzheimer’s disease. You get DHA primarily from eating fish or seaweed. If you’re watching your fish intake, any DHA supplement that is made from marine algae is perfectly safe. Also, avoid eating bad fats. Processed hydrogenated fats, like trans fats, which are so common in our diets, make for a brain that works less well."