Diets high in fruits and vegetables and low in meat improve brain functions.

A study from the American Academy of Neurology says your diet affects your brain’s mental and cognitive abilities. Researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and small amounts of meat and dairy improved these abilities, specifically thinking and memory skills.

Researchers hope these findings inform healthy diet changes and help people improve or maintain their brain health.


(2019, March 6). Heart-healthy diets in early adulthood linked to better brain function in middle age. Neurology. Retrieved from


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Taylor Bennett is the Content Development Manager at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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