- Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a link between the Mediterranean Diet and the preservation of memory.
- The researchers tested nearly 18,000 people over the age of 64, and found that subjects on the Mediterranean Diet reduced their chances of memory degradation by 19 percent.
- There is no known cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s, so “modifiable activities, such as diet…may delay the onset of [dementia] symptoms,” said neurologist Georgios Tsivgoulis, M.D.
- The Medierranean Diet is well known for its myriad health benefits, such as improved heart health, fertility, longevity and lower cholesterol.
- The Mediterranean Diet focuses on eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and healthy fats from olive oil, avocado, and fish. Wine is also allowed. You’ll avoid saturated fats, dairy, and meat.
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