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Eggs

Eggs
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Here’s help for your noggin: eating eggs can help boost brain health. “There is new research that shows that eating eggs has been associated with improved cognitive performance in adults,” says Angelo White. “In fact, lutein that’s found in eggs has been shown to play a role in cognition in older adults.” You can add eggs to anything from fried rice to sandwiches.

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Chia seeds

Chia seeds

These crunchy seeds provide crucial nutrients for healthy aging. “Chia seeds are a plant-based source of two nutrients, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids, that become even more significant to our health as we get older,” says Kyle. “The calcium can help support bone health, and the omega-3s can help support brain health.” Add chia seeds to salads for a bit of crunch, or incorporate them into a chia seed pudding.

Grapes

Grapes
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“The whole grape, which contains more than 1600 natural plant compounds – including antioxidants and other polyphenols – offers a range of intriguing health benefits when included in our daily diet,” says Bannan. “These include benefits to the heart, eyes, brain, and joints. A 3/4 cup of grapes contains just 90 calories [377 kilojoules], and grapes of all colours are a natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols.”

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Greek yoghurt

Greek yoghurt
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Hello, nutritional powerhouse: “Besides being tasty, Greek yogurt provides about 40 per cent less sodium and sugar compared to traditional yogurt – with twice the protein,” says Amidor. “Greek yoghurt also provides live and active cultures, which act as probiotics for digestive health. Research shows that Greek yoghurt may be useful in lowering the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”

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Source: RD Canada

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