The MIND diet: 11 foods to eat to keep your brain healthy

The MIND diet: 11 foods to eat to keep your brain healthy

Though some memory lapses are normal as you age (forgetting where you put the keys, a word at the tip of your tongue that you can’t retrieve), serious memory decline is not a given. You can keep your mind sharp and reduce the risk of serious memory impairments by concentrating on what you eat. Your diet, along with a few other lifestyle factors, can shape the way your brain functions and improve cognitive thinking skills, like your…

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What is the MIND diet and is it right for you

What is the MIND diet and is it right for you

Have you heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? There is truth to this idea. If you want to stay healthy, you need to eat healthily. And the health benefits of food aren’t limited to physical health; a good diet can improve your mental health and cognitive functioning, too! One such diet is the MIND diet. A cross between the DASH diet to “stop hypertension” and the Mediterranean diet, the MIND diet focuses on…

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Feed Your Brain With the MIND Diet

Feed Your Brain With the MIND Diet

As we age, many factors can affect how our bodies function. These factors may seem out of our control, but there are actually things one can do to boost physical and mental functioning. Pam VanKampen of Chippewa Falls has been a registered dietician for 32 years. She was raised on a farm and says she learned at an early age that “food is powerful, and food is healing.” While working in a hospital setting in…

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‘MIND diet’ may help in reducing dementia risk

‘MIND diet’ may help in reducing dementia risk

The study followed 1,220 adults aged 60 and older, for a period of 12 years. During this time, a dietary pattern that followed the MIND diet was linked to 19% reduced odds of developing clinically diagnosed mild cognitive impairment or dementia. (Shutterstock) 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…

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Study suggests MIND diet reduces the risk of dementia

Study suggests MIND diet reduces the risk of dementia

A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment. Following a diet designed to increase brain health in the long term appears to reduce the odds of cognitive impairment and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a study led by researchers from UNSW, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and ANU shows. Published last week in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the authors reviewed the…

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Diet: Things to keep in mind while following a low carb diet

Diet: Things to keep in mind while following a low carb diet

If you are someone who is planning to lose weight from quite a while now, then I am sure you might’ve come across several diets which claim that following it will help you lose those extra kgs. But sadly the overwhelming information about diets not only confuse us, but it also shifts our focus from healthy living to losing weight. With a plethora of diets available on the internet, we fail to understand that shedding…

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Mind your peas and quinoa: with the MIND diet

CRAIG BRESLOW, dubbed “the smartest man in baseball,” pitched for seven MLB teams, including two stints with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and 2011-15. That was after he attended Yale (majoring in biochemistry and biophysics while leading Ivy League baseball with a 2.56 ERA). He was also admitted to, but didn’t attend, NYU Medical School. A mind to admire! So is the MIND diet, aka the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, since research indicates…

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Should You Try the MIND Diet to Preserve Your Brain’s Health After a Stroke?

Should You Try the MIND Diet to Preserve Your Brain’s Health After a Stroke?

When it comes to heart health, the Mediterranean diet is the winner. The DASH diet is the best choice for patients with high blood pressure. Both diets have shown some ability to protect the brain from cognitive decline. Now it appears that a diet composed of those brain-beneficial foods may help shield stroke survivors from developing dementia within 10 years after their stroke. The eating regimen, known as the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet, emphasizes specific foods to…

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