As the old saying goes, “What’s good for the heart is good for the head.” When it comes to healthy eating and exercise, that statement is doubly true.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association teamed up for a study that showed that the same dangerous plaque that can build up in the arteries can also affect your brain. Hardened arteries can starve the brain and the heart of blood, leading to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
The brain needs a healthy heart in order for brain cells to receive blood and work well. If your heart isn’t healthy, your brain cells have a harder time getting the oxygen it needs.
The good news is that a few changes to your diet can have a big impact on both your heart and brain health. More...