Could the brain-boosting MIND diet reduce the risk of dementia?

Could the brain-boosting MIND diet reduce the risk of dementia?

Following the MIND diet, which encourages plenty of brain-boosting foods such as berries, could help reduce the risk of dementia according to new research. — AFP pic SYDNEY, March 11 — New Australian research has found that following the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, more commonly known as the MIND diet, does appear to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment in older adults. Carried out by researchers at the Australian National University, the University…

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‘MIND diet’ will keep your memory sharp at any age

‘MIND diet’ will keep your memory sharp at any age

A diet designed for brain health may reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows. The study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, reviewed the potential protective effects of the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, also known as the MIND diet. The MIND diet is characterised by 15 dietary components with a focus on green leafy…

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‘MIND diet’ may reduce dementia risk: Study

‘MIND diet’ may reduce dementia risk: Study

The study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, reviewed the potential protective effects of the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, also known as the MIND diet. ‘MIND diet’ may reduce dementia risk (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Melbourne: A diet designed for brain health may reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows. The study, published…

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Healthy Diet Healthy Mind

Healthy Diet Healthy Mind

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of non-clinical depression. Dr Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, says existing research has been unable to definitively establish if dietary improvement could benefit mental health. But in a new study published in Psychosomatic…

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A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

Welcome to diet season, that time of year when people are looking for a reset after the overconsumption of the holidays. There is a smorgasbord of choices for those who are looking to lose weight or stave off a winter doldrums gain, and a few of them actually do work. Some of the trendiest weight-loss schemes, from intermittent fasting to Tom Brady’s alkaline diet, might seem a bit odd or excessive — until you consider…

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How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Stay Sober

How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Stay Sober

With the right fuel, the body has an immense amount of energy and mental clarity, allowing for a person in recovery to face each day in a healthful and mindful way. Everyone knows an addiction to alcohol and drugs can wreak havoc on the mind, body and soul. In most cases, someone who is drinking a lot or taking drugs often is not focused on eating well and making sure their nutrition is on point….

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Stop stressing about the perfect diet, it’s human to fail

“Proponents of paleo and dairy-free diets claim that modern humans were not designed for their current diet, as if evolution was a cul de sac.” Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Recently, I received an email from a young woman who told me that, although she was struggling with an eating disorder, she got great pleasure from reading my restaurant reviews. She said reading about, and enjoying, such enthusiasm for food made her feel normal. I’m sure…

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Is A Vegan Diet Healthy For Kids?

Is A Vegan Diet Healthy For Kids?

It’s January, and most of us are trying to get back to life as we know it after the festive season. You’ve probably noticed that the world at large uses the first month of the year to take stock of their habits, replacing bad ones with shiny new health fads that will probably last a couple of weeks at best. Although #Veganuary is a thing, veganism, on the whole, is proving to be more than…

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