Eating well is not just good for the body, but good for the brain. And while the vital roles a good diet and proper nutrition play in maintaining good overall body health are well accepted, their roles in maintaining your brain health is something that you may not often think about.

Certain foods and the nutrients they contain seem to be especially conducive to promoting good brain health. More and more studies are coming out to show just how important diet is for proper brain function, as researchers continue to show that many of the conditions of the aging mind—including memory loss, dementia, and even Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease—may be mitigated by including certain foods in the diet.

Here are just a few of the foods that may help you preserve brain function, which—just like other bodily functions—only declines with age.

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