A new study found that the Mediterranean Diet reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 53 percent:
In a 2015 study of 900 older adults between the ages of 58 to 98 years of age, participants agreed to adhere to a hybrid diet of two widely respected and practiced diets: the Mediterranean diet, which is thought to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease, and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or DASH diet that is designed to reduce high blood pressure. The new diet regime was named the MIND diet (Mediterranean-Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay)…
A healthy, balanced diet is just one of the keys to a healthy brain. A combination of good nutrition, exercise, staying mentally and socially engaged and reducing stress are all important to maintaining brain health. In the largest study of its kind, the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability, researchers examined a combination of eating right, exercising and staying socially engaged. After two years, the participants who maintained a healthy diet and regularly exercised reduced their stress and vascular risk factors. They scored 25% higher on neurological tests, 83% better on executive memory and were 150% faster at mental processing than the control group.
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