The MIND Diet That Could Be Giving Alzheimer’s The Boot
What we put into our bodies impacts every system in our bodies…
But (ironically) we may not often think about the impact that diet has on our cognitive health.
Well that is changing!
The MIND diet has been hailed to potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
MIND stands for: Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.
MIND is basically a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet.
🥗 The Mediterranean diet is modeled after the eating habits of people that live by the Mediterranean Sea. This diet is rich in fruits & veggies, nuts, grains, beans, and fish. It also usually includes a high intake of unsaturated fats (like olive oil) and a low intake of dairy and meat.
🥗 The DASH diet focuses on lowering blood pressure and increasing heart health. Similar to the Mediterranean diet, it includes a lot of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low fat dairy. The DASH diet is also low in sodium.
Both diets boast known perks to your general health and weight management. And both diets are considered easier to maintain long term than more extreme fad or deprivation diets.
While studies are still ongoing, many scientists are optimistic that following the general components of both of the DASH diet can have a notable impact on cognitive function.
Have you ever tried the DASH or Mediterranean diet before? Share your thoughts below!