7 Foods You Need to Stay Sharp After 40

7-Foods-You-Need-to-Stay-Sharp-After-40_MAIN(STATIC)Many of us spend a lot of time focusing on our physical health, but we may not take the time to give our mental health the attention it deserves. Staying sharp mentally is just as important, as it can affect everything from your memory to being able to perform at your job. Being able to think clearly is an essential part of everyday life, both professionally and personally.

One way to maintain your mental health as you get older is by adding more brain foods to your anti-aging diet. Here are some of the best anti-aging food choices you should be eating more of—some of these antioxidant-rich brain foods may surprise you!

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