More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your BrainA growing body of knowledge reveals that the Mediterranean diet has protective effects on mental health — in addition to being heart-healthy.

Key takeaways:

– Older people who have closely followed the Mediterranean diet that consists of vegetables, lots of fruits, olive oil and beans were found to have more brain volume.

– Age is the greater factor contributing to lost brain cells, brain volume shrinkage, and normal cognitive decline.

– The Mediterranean diet has protective effects against cognitive mental decline, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Besides a healthy diet, evidence suggests that regular physical activity, lifelong learning, and managing heart risk factors — such as diabetes and high blood pressure — may also lower the risk of mental decline.

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