Food For Life
A healthy, balanced diet can help in maintaining brain health and functionality and there are specific foods that can reduce the risk of dementia.
Your brain needs a range of nutrients to function properly. There is strong evidence that suggests eating a healthy Mediterranean-style diet which is high in omega 3, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats - found in fish and olive oil as well as foods that are high in antioxidants such as tomatoes, pinto and kidney beans, pecan nuts, cranberries, blueberries and oranges promotes the growth of new brain cells. Limiting the intake of saturated fats such as those found in deep fried foods and takeaway food and trans fats, which are often found in pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits can lower your risk of dementia.
Enjoy eating and nourishing yourself with food that is good for your brain health. You are vital. Keep your life in mind.
This is how you can enjoy food for life with others around Canberra
- Enjoy the freshness and diversity of food at the National Multicultural Festival
- Source local produce and take the family or friends to your local Farmers Market
- Encourage your workplace to make healthy food options during the day
- Experience unique tastes at the Night Noodle Markets
- Help your family create Good Eating Habits for Life
- Warm up during winter at Canberra's World Curry Festival – Events ACT
- Create healthy and easy lunches
- Increase your daily vegetable consumption and Try for 5 for National Nutrition Week
- Eat for Health - follow the National Guidelines
The Latest Research
Learn more about reducing your risk of dementia at Your Brain Matters