Making good food choices can help ensure your brain gets the nutrients it needs.
Your diet is also vital for maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which can affect brain health.
Research shows that following a Mediterranean-style diet benefits your brain. We asked dietitian and brain health expert Dr Andrea McGrattan for some top tips on how to eat well for a healthy brain.
Dr Andrea McGrattan is a Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at Newcastle University