The study which was published in BMC Medicine look at 255 people and used MRI scans to measure the size of the hippocampus region of the brain, alongside their regular diets. The researchers found that those who ate a healthy diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables and fish had a larger hippocampus than those who ate more sugar, salt and processed meat in their diets. The findings are relevant to mental health, depression and Alzheimer’s, which are a growing concern for the ageing population.
If you are reliant on processed foods and junk food take heed. Try and clean up your diet to include more fresh produce and keep sugar, salt and saturated fat to a minimum.
Over the Chrismas period there are good opportunities for filling up on vegetables, fruit and nuts. Avoid sweets and eat only small quantities of the less healthy Christmas foods.
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