By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. Associate Nutrition Editor for EatingWell Magazine
If you think cognitive decline isn't something that starts to happen until after age 60, think again. A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline-a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity-can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.
A 2006 study in Neurology showed that people who ate two or more daily servings of vegetables, especially leafy greens, had the mental focus of people five years their junior. Have a big salad for lunch; serve some sautéed spinach at dinner.
Studies show that eating a breakfast of whole grains helps sustain mental focus better than a morning meal of refined