Physically, our body goes through the inevitable ageing process. Mentally, however, you can still maintain a sharp mind by ensuring you're eating enough of these "brainy" foods.
One study found that women who increased their intake of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 showed an improvement in recalling information compared to women who were not taking a supplement. The best way to get this brain-boosting vitamin is to eat a diet rich in wholegrain foods, including cereals, wholewheat bread and pasta, wheatbran and wheatgerm. Or try supplementing with a daily vitamin-B complex capsule.
Extra benefit: Wholegrains are also rich in soluble fiber, which can slow help lower blood cholesterol. Soluble fiber also improves blood sugar levels, which has been linked with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.