Foods that are good for your heart and your overall health — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, lean meats and fish — are also good for your brain. Some studies have suggested that specific vitamins and nutrients may also improve brain health.
This Diet Could Cut Your Risk of Dementia, Heart Disease, and Cancer—and Help You Lose Weight, Too
The MIND diet has been generating a lot of media buzz lately, and with good reason. MIND combines aspects of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet to create an eating plan focused on brain health—namely the prevention of dementia and age-related cognitive decline.
But the MIND diet also offers other benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic disease and even promoting weight loss. Research supports its effectiveness, and it can be followed by anyone. No wonder MIND made U.S. News and World Reports best diets of 2019 list, which was published earlier this month. Here's how to follow it, what the research says, and potential drawbacks to be aware of.