The MIND diet and its benefits for the brain The MIND diet and its benefits for the brain

The consumption of vegetables, nuts, whole grains – along with other specific foods – may benefit mental health and help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.

According to a study conducted by researchers from Rush University in Chicago, the MIND diet reduces the chances of developing Alzheimer’s. The diet consists of foods that are most beneficial to the brain, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, capable of reducing inflammation in the brain and of keeping brain cells healthy.

The diet

The diet consists of 15 components, including 10 “brain-healthy food groups” such as: green leafy vegetables, a variety of different vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine.

Recommendations

  •    Eat 3 servings of whole grains a day
  •    Eat one salad a day and at least one serving of fruit
  •    Drink one glass of wine a day
  •    Consume 30 g of nuts or nuts and dried fruits every day
  •    Consume legumes every other day (lentils, peas and beans)
  •    Eat one serving of berries at least twice a week

If you wish to learn more about this research, click on the following link: Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s. 

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