Guys, we’re all getting older. But we will forever remain young at heart or whatever, right? But what about the brain? As we age, our brain begins to gradually slow down. It takes more time to process things. We get confused. We forget things. Sadly, for many people it eventually means suffering from brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia. The good news is that science is starting to find ways to slow down the brain’s aging process. For example, studies have found that when people read Brainberries articles, their brain cells fully regenerate. Okay, not true. But it would be pretty cool, no? But in all seriousness, a bunch of super smart researchers recently published a study in the journal Frontiers in Immunology in which it was found that getting a good dose of fiber can protect the brain against the effects of aging. Listen, since we want all of you to live to be 200 so that you continue to enjoy our website, we present a list of 9 foods that can increase the odds of this happening.
1. Wild Rice
Sorry guys, but you’re going to have to ditch the white rice. It literally has no real nutritional value since all of the fiber and other good things have been stripped from it. But wild rice, on the other hand, is definitely a must. Plus it goes well with a whole lot of things.
2. Whole Grains
To be clear, it is important to make a distinction between whole grains and whole wheat. That sliced whole wheat bread that you buy at the grocery store is no better for you than Wonder bread. It contains lots of preservatives, corn syrup and other crap. Your community almost certainly has bakeries that sell legitimate whole grain bread that is not only good for you, but keeps you feeling full.
How buckwheat got its name is anybody’s guess considering it is neither a wheat nor a male deer. Imposter!!! But we’ll let it slide this one time since buckwheat is super healthy. While it’s not particularly popular in places like the US or UK, it is a stable food in Eastern Europe. The groats are easy to prepare (similar to making rice) and it is hugely satisfying when paired up with things like mushrooms, chicken and onions.