Research has found that an eating style based on the Mediterranean and DASH diets — to reduce blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke — could also lower the risk for developing Alzheimer’s and keep your memory sharp.

Brain-healthy foods identified in these studies include a healthy daily dose of strawberries, which can play an important role in staving off dementia in old age. The high antioxidant content of strawberries helps to protect brain cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals, which are set loose within the body by the process of “oxidation’.

The daily intake of strawberries can change the way the neurons in our brain communicate with each other. These changes can prevent inflammation that can lead to brain cell damage and thereby improve movement control and function.