The Mediterranean diet can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease! Yes, it’s true. Healthy AND tasty foods such as salmon, sardines, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, herbs, and extra virgin olive oil are all part of preventative action against one of the most dreaded diseases of all.
It has recently been found that the highly regarded Mediterranean diet is good for more than just your heart and waistline. It’s been proven that this diet can stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by as many as three and a half years (newsweek). The findings may alter how you view the importance of your diet… and may encourage you to make some changes.
A research team at Cornell Medical College measured biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in 70 volunteers who were between 30 and 60 years of age, all cognitively well at the beginning of the study. This team “reported the subjects’ adherence to the Mediterranean diet, and researchers measured their biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease both at the beginning and at the end of the study, three years later” (newsweek). Participants were split into two groups: 34 people with a high adherence to the Mediterranean diet and 36 people with a lower adherence.
The people who reported a lower adherence to the diet showed more biological risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease at both the baseline and at the end of the study than those who reported a greater adherence to the diet.
The Mediterranean diet has been viewed as one of the most beneficial ways of living, as it helps lower cholesterol, improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, maintain weight, and even extend life spans (newsweek).
Most shockingly, and displaying a correlation between the Mediterranean diet and Alzheimer’s disease, another study looked at brain volumes of around 400 dementia-free subjects. These subjects’ brain sizes were measured at age 72 and again at 76. Sticking to this diet was connected to a lower amount of total brain shrinkage over a three-year period. This is not the only study to examine the Mediterranean diet in association with Alzheimer’s disease, nor is it the only to be successful. Eating foods rich in olive oil, whole grains, legumes, and fish is linked to better thinking skills, a reduced risk of not only Alzheimer’s but Parkinson’s disease, and a reduced fatality risk from an array of heart diseases (health.harvard).
U.S. News & World Report voted the Mediterranean diet the best overall diet to try in 2018. It is easy to follow: avoid an excess amount of red meat, drink a glass of red wine with dinner, and eat a LOT of veggies and whole grains. Increasing the plant-based eating habits can help improve good bacteria in the gut by 7% compared to just 0.5% from eating a meat-concentrated, Western diet (popsugar).
Superfoods and the Mediterranean Diet
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