Over 65? Keep your brain sharp with Vitamin B12

September 27th, 2011 No Comments

Seniors, losing your cognitive abilities isn’t a normal part of aging, and what you eat does have an effect. In a new study published in the journal Neurology, experts found a link between poor nutrition and mental decline in adults over age 65. Specifically, a vitamin B12 deficiency could lead to lower brain volumes and impairment. Eating foods rich in B12, along with exercising, may slow the process of cognitive decline. Foods rich in vitamin B12: shellfish (clams, oyster, lobster, crabs), liver, caviar, fish, beef, lamb, cheese, yogurt, milk, and eggs.

Read more about the study’s findings at Time Magazine’s Healthland website (http://ti.me/qQ9y6O). Click on our NJ elder care resource page for more information about senior care and nutrition.

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