Say Goodbye to Alzheimer’s with the MIND diet!

mind diet

What if I tell you that there’s a diet that can help lower your risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, significantly? And when I mean significantly, at least 53%? Say hello to the MIND diet or Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.

Say hello to the MIND diet or Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.

Okay, that might have been a mouthful. Let’s stick to MIND diet. So, what is the diet all about?

M I N D

The researchers at the Rush University Medical Center had 923 volunteers for the study, 144 of whom had Alzheimer’s Disease. The study, which started in 1997, aimed to see if the diet prescribed by the researchers will reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. And voila! It did!

For those who followed the diet down to the T, their risk for Alzheimer’s were reduced by  53%, and for those who only followed it moderately, their risk were down by 35%.

This is actually the shocking thing, according to the researchers, because they weren’t expecting that even those who moderately followed the diet reaped the benefits.

 

Mediterranean and DASH

mind diet

So what is the MIND diet? We are all familiar with the Mediterranean diet. If you need to recall, I made a post here in Radiant Peach a couple of weeks ago. But how about the DASH diet? If you aren’t in the medical field or you don’t know a close friend or family member with heart disease, the DASH diet is prescribed for high blood pressure.

The diet has 15 recommended food items. Included are ten brain-healthy foods, such as

  1. green leafy vegetables
  2. other vegetables
  3. nuts
  4. berries, such as blueberries and strawberries
  5. beans
  6. whole grains
  7. fish
  8. poultry
  9. olive oil
  10. wine

And the other five are under the unhealthy food group category, such as

  1. red meats
  2. butter and stick margarine
  3. cheese
  4. pastries and sweets
  5. fried or fast food

In order to follow the diet, you should eat this every other day: three servings of whole grains, a salad, and one other vegetable. You can have red wine every other day as well. Your snacks should be comprised of nuts for most days, have beans every other day, have poultry and berries, twice a week, and fish once a week. And what about the unhealthy food group? Intake of these food items should be limited to less than one serving per week for red meats, cheese, and fried or fast food.

 

You think you can do this diet? Watch the video and learn more.

 

Spread the word to your loved ones 😀

 

You may also like

15 Comments

  • […] The MIND diet is a fusion of two diets considered to be quite healthy — the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. The MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. A research team at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center set out to combine the best of both diets into one and prove, or disprove, its ability to prevent Alzheimer’s. The study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, looked at more than 900 people between the ages of 58 and 98 who filled out food questionnaires and underwent repeated neurological testing. (pic credit) […]

  • This kind of diet will be good for our grandparents. I would really recommend this to them because I don’t want them to ever have Alzheimers. I want to keep their minds as sharp as possible as they grow older.

  • I honestly think that at an early age, it should be good for us to eat this healthy now. In the long run, we will reap the benefits but I know that it’s not immediate, so it’s best to start early.

  • Gladys Brown says:

    Are there studies that prove that this is really effective? Any basis or whatsoever?

  • Maxine Cox says:

    Sounds easy to do. Junk food is really bad for our health anyway. It’s not even real food. I bet it can shorten our lifespan.?

  • Leona Palmer says:

    Why are pastries bad? I mean, they’re just bread, right? Unless of course it’s loaded with sugar.

  • Wow, butter is bad for our health.. My granpa loves butter in the morning with his toast. I should tell him to avoid this now.

  • Deanna Harper says:

    Oh nooo! Fast food. I’m sorry but I love my Mcd’s. ?

  • Marsha Willis says:

    53% of chances that you’re not going to get Alzheimer is an amazing percentage. I’m definitely trying this out. However, I don’t think I can stick to this religiously so I’m aiming for the 35% instead.

  • Laura Norman says:

    Guys, this is just every other day. This won’t be too restricting as we thought it would. Just think of the restrictions as really toxic and bad food.

    • Quin Meri says:

      Exactly, it’s the easiest diet in my opinion.

  • Cecilia Little says:

    Alzheimers is one of the things that really scare me about getting old. I want to really follow this diet and maybe it can give me higher chances of keeping my mind healthy at all costs.

  • Mona Conner says:

    This mind diet is really great. It’s close to being vegan and it makes me feel like beign vegan really is the way to go in order to live a better and healthier life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *