6. Add more leafy greens
As you approach midlife, you should add more leafy greens to your diet. “Several studies have shown stronger resistance to cognitive decline with high veggie intake, with the best protection from leafy greens. One of my favorites is lacinato kale. Cut it into thin ribbons (called ‘chiffonade’) and massage it for at least five minutes with a good quality olive oil, and add it to a farro salad with diced plums and almonds,” Moon says.
Another easy way to get your daily dose of greens is to toss a handful into your morning smoothie.