Diet - Recommendations

Enjoy a brain healthy diet.

How much and what type of foods do you need to eat to reduce your risk of dementia?  We don’t yet have enough evidence to answer this question definitively.  However, the good news is that research suggests the foods that are good for your heart and body also seem to be beneficial for brain health and protecting against dementia.  The national dietary guidelines provide advice about what to include, and avoid, in your healthy diet.

Follow the National Healthy Eating Guidelines

Foods to include:

  • Fruits, vegetables and legumes
  • Wholegrain breads, cereals, rice and pasta
  • Fish, lean meat or soy foods
  • Low fat dairy or soy foods

Foods to avoid:

  • Fatty meat and processed meats
  • Cakes, biscuits and pastries
  • Butter

Next ...... where to find recipes for brain health

Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for questions, information, advice.


Your Brain Matters was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund from July 2012 to June 2015.



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