Go ahead and eat those fruits and veggies—a new study finds that eating foods high in flavonoids can help lessen the risk of cognitive decline. Foods such as peppers, oranges, strawberries, and blueberries are known to be high in flavonoids, and study author Dr. Walter Willet, with Harvard University, explains that flavonoids are compounds that are filled with antioxidants—and are found in most fruits and vegetables. The data shows that people who consumed 600 milligrams (which is about 0.02 ounces) of flavonoids every day had a 20 percent reduced risk of cognitive decline, as opposed to people who consumed just 150 milligrams each day. The researcher add that in addition to eating these foods, it’s important to prioritize a well-balanced lifestyle, which should be full of physical exercise and free from smoking.