Albany, Ga. (March 12, 2019) – A recent study published in the journal Nutrition, Health & Aging found the MIND diet, which was specifically developed as a dietary pattern to prevent cognitive decline, can reduce and delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Previous research has shown the MIND diet may also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent.
The MIND diet is a daily eating pattern that combines elements from the heavily researched Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets. The MIND diet recommends Americans structure their eating around 10 brain-healthy food groups to improve brain function and prevent dementia. The food categories include green leafy vegetables and other vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and a small amount of wine a day.