A common misconception concerning old people and avocados is that they contain a very high fat contentand therefore should be avoided at all costs. This is wrong at least as far as avocados are concerned, for although they certainly contain fat, most of it is of the monosaturated variety which does not clog up the arteries or cause heart disease. Avocados are also rich in the antioxidant vitamins A,C,and E, as well as the mineral potassium, which helps protect against mental confusion and depression.
So long as you don’t get the pips stuck in your dentures, tomatoes are little red bombs of goodness.Packed full of lycopene, which acts as a powerful antioxidant, tomatoes can help protect both the brain and the nervous system. In additionto this tomatoes are also a wonderful source of a wide range of minerals and B vitamins, which fuel the brain and create a steady supply of neurotransmitters. Always try to choose the freshest tomatoes available and eat them as soon after purchase as possible. Though not packed with quite as much goodness as their kissing cousins,the tinned variety provides an easy alternative to fresh tomatoes.
If you are prone to the shakes, beetroot is probably not the best vegetable to cionsume,as trying to remove the stains from your clothing could quickly become a full time occupation.On the other hand, because it is high in anthocyanidins, which protect the brain’s most delicate cell membranes and make them more receptive to neurotransmitter messages, beetroot is an excellent source of brain food. In addition to this, beetroot also contains high levels of iron which help the blood to carry oxygen to the brain and keep it in working order. Fresh and cooked beetroot are best, as these contain most nutrients, whilst pickled beetroot normally contains less vitamins and minerals.