BRAIN The stuff we put in our mouths affects more than just our waistlines. Foods That Boost YOUR BRAIN What you eat does more than fuel your body health. But we don't give as much thought to how food affects our brains. 16 W IN T ER 2019 PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES We often think about how food will affect our bodies, especially our weight. And we hear a lot about diet and heart Lisa Mosconi, PhD, a neuroscientist and the author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power, says we should. "The foods we eat change the way we look, but they also change the way we think," she says. "Some foods will help us age gracefully and achieve top mental performance. Other foods will have the opposite effect, harming our brains and increasing our risk of cognitive decline and dementia."