The MIND Diet
The MIND diet, short for the Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, is a dietary regimen designed to promote brain health and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. It combines elements of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, emphasizing the consumption of brain-boosting foods like leafy greens, berries, nuts, whole grains, fish, and olive oil while limiting the intake of red meat, sweets, and processed foods. The MIND diet is praised for its potential to support cognitive function and overall well-being, making it a popular choice for those interested in maintaining a healthy brain as they age.
The healthy items the MIND diet guidelines suggest include:
The unhealthy items, which are higher in saturated and trans fat, include:
Credit to https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight/diet-reviews/mind-diet/