According to a recent study from scientists at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, vitamin E could be helpful as a preventive food against cognitive decline. These foods include Brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds, and pistachios.1

The researchers looked into the lifestyle habits of 6000 participants and found that individuals who consumed food rich in vitamin E had a decreased risk of a memory-robbing condition.1

The study authors further recommended the consumption of eggs, which are rich in choline and help produce acetylcholine while helping maintaining communication as well as memory among brain cells.1

Additionally, the study authors called blueberries “brain-berries,” as their ingredients could be helpful in offering protection to the brain from oxidative stress. These effects could potentially decrease the effects of age-related conditions.1

The researchers used rhodiola rosea, which may be useful in keeping the brain running and strong, in the study. A previous study with 56 night-duty doctors was said to find a successful decrease in mental fatigue with the implementation of rhodiola.1

One group in the doctor study took 170 mg of rhodiola for 2 weeks while the other group took a placebo. The study results found that the treatment led to an improvement in the performance of work-related tasks by 20% more than the placebo.1

  1. Scott, Melissa. Growing scientific evidence suggest some foods significantly boost brain health. Published May 12, 2020. Accessed May 28. 2020.