You may have heard about the MIND diet lately. A new study shows that this diet, with brain-healthy foods, could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. In a short talk from Mayo Clinic, Angie Murad, a dietitian, and nutritionist, talks about the good things that come from eating foods in the MIND diet.
Eating certain foods can help keep your brain healthy and working well. More and more science says that following the MIND diet can lower your chances of having problems with thinking and memory, like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
“MIND means Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay,” Murad says. “It mixes two other good diets: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, with lots of brain-healthy foods.”
Murad says the MIND diet focuses on eating green vegetables, berries, nuts (especially those rich in omega-3), fish, and another vegetable besides the greens.
According to Murad, the MIND diet has lots of good things for you, and it’s easy to follow. Foods to eat less of include butter, cheese, red meat, and sweets.
Key Takeaways in a Nutshell – Health Newstrack
– The MIND diet combines the Mediterranean and DASH diets, focusing on brain-healthy foods.
– It may help protect against cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
– Important foods in the MIND diet include leafy greens, berries, omega-3 rich nuts, fish, and other vegetables.
– Foods to limit or avoid include butter, cheese, red meat, and sweets.