But there's one eating plan that seems to have the best brain benefits. The Mediterranean diet, which is chock-full of veggies, fruits, healthy fats, and whole grains, has been proven to help cognitive health, especially in older adults.
Dr. Bhatt says diets geared towards patients with high blood pressure are also beneficial for brain function; like the Mediterranean diet, these tend to restrict red meat, salt, sweets, and sugary beverages, and encourage more fresh produce and whole grains. Considering high blood pressure has its own set of brain risks, there's a good argument for sticking to this way of eating for overall health.
Take it easy on the booze
A substance that fuels desire for your ex at 3am and causes you to forget large chunks of time, bad for the brain? Who would've thunk it?!