A lot of emphasis is put on eating well to help our bodies perform at their best – whether it be cutting back on carbs, adopting a low-sugar diet, or going vegan. We’re very familiar with tweaking what we eat in attempts to keep our muscles and organs healthy. But, surprisingly, we can overlook one of the most important organs in our body – our brain.
Dr Joanna McMillan is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, dietitian and author whose new book – Brain Food – explains how good eating and lifestyle habits will not only help fight cardiac disease and diabetes, but will also help slow the ageing process of the brain, helping it work better as we age.
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Here, Dr McMillan answers some burning questions we had for her about how making changes to our diet can help improve our brain health.