Eating a balanced diet

Brain health eat well

Eating a balanced diet is essential for a healthy lifestyle, and like physical activity, it’s an important way to reach and maintain a healthy weight and control blood pressure.

However there’s conclusive evidence that dietary supplements alone cannot help reduce dementia risk. So unfortunately, there's no quick win when it comes to diet.

Need a bit of help? The NHS Eatwell Guide is a simple tool that highlights the five food groups and how much of what we eat should come from each one. Or why not download the free Food scanner app to find healthier food swaps.

"I know there are factors like my genes that I can’t control, but by eating healthily and moving regularly, I feel I am doing everything in my control to minimise my risk of dementia."


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