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New Way of Reducing Alzheimer’s Disease: MIND Diet

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People are always looking for diets which will ensure a healthy lifestyle. But who would have thought that scientists have got as far as to create a special diet to help with the protection against Alzheimer’s. A team of researchers at Rush University (Chicago) have developed the MIND diet, which can noticeably decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s. The study was published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The lead author of the study, Professor Martha Clare Morris, created the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neuro-degenerative Delay) diet combining elements from the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet).

DASH concentrates on lowering blood pressure and it’s heavy in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. MIND diet has vegetables, fish, whole grains and healthy fats as main foods. It is based on two categories: 10 brain-healthy food groups and five groups to be avoided. The healthy food groups include green vegetables, beans, nuts, berries, whole grains, poultry, fish, olive oil and wine. On the other hand, what should people avoid is fried and fast food, sugary foods, animal fats, red meat, cheese, butter, margarine, pastries and […]