We previously blogged about how healthy eating can promote good brain health. In this post, we’d like to introduce The Brain Health Food Guide. This guide combines results from longitudinal studies and clinical interventions to capture the most consistent evidence linking eating with brain health. It is designed to be maximally flexible for individual food choices, and even lets you eat your favorite snacks in moderation. It focuses on an overall pattern of healthy eating, not on one specific so-called "superfood." The Brain Health Food Guide provides general tips, and specifics on foods to include, and foods to limit.
This guide was developed by Drs. Matthew Parrott and Carol Greenwood at Baycrest and other members of the Nutrition, Exercise, and Lifestyle team, of which I am the Clinical Trial Leader. This team is part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging study, which is a Government of Canada initiative, also supported by several national, provincial and industry partner organizations.