A new study in the Netherlands shows that healthy eating and drinking makes the brain bigger, more gray and white matter.
Nutrition not only affects the physical health, but also the brain, TIME said in a construction on the Neurology newspaper. Specifically, a team of scientists from Erasmus University Medical Center (Netherlands) led by Professor of Epidemiology and Meike Vernooij X-ray has studied the relationship between diet and brain of 4,000 volunteers at the average age of 66.
After 10 years, the authors found that people eating more fruits, vegetables, good fats and limiting red meat, sweets have greater brain volume. Their gray and white matter are also greater and the hippocampal region is responsible for processing memory at the better condition.
“Healthy diet helps the brain work effectively against nerve degeneration” Ms.Vernooij said. In the future, female professor and her colleagues will continue to study to find solution for reducing the risk of dementia by eating habits.