Posted: Monday, 30 December 2013 8:02AM

Some Excellent Foods for Thought

HandmadePictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Older adults who've made a resolution to eat healthier in 2014 should consult a website that recommends three foods that could help them preserve memory as they age., which bills itself as giving the guidance needed for an active and healthy retirement, claims that oil-based salad dressings, beet juice and chicken giblets may delay the onset of Alzheimer's-related dementia.

Oil-based salad dressings, for instance, contain vitamin E, which is believed to support healthy brain function by delaying memory loss in moderate to severe cases of Alzheimer's disease.

Meanwhile, beet juice helps blood flow to the brain's frontal lobes, thus dilating blood vessels to help delay the onset of dementia. If nitrate-loaded beet juice doesn't sound appealing, possible alternatives are spinach, celery and cabbage.

Chicken giblets -- those necks, hearts, gizzards, kidneys or livers found in raw chickens -- shouldn't be tossed.  Instead, use them in a gravy because giblets contain vitamin B-12, which might help to prevent brain shrinkage.

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