Good for the brain: this is how the MIND diet works

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Do you want to stay mentally fit and prevent dementia? A new diet should be particularly useful: the MIND diet.

The MIND diet – translated as "mind" English into English means "mind" – is designed to promote memory and strengthen our gray cells. It was developed by US researchers to prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. But what can you eat – and what not?

The MIND diet: how to strengthen the brain and the heart

The combination of hypotensive foods and a Mediterranean diet is the content of the MIND diet: This mixture is designed to promote not only the heart but also mental performance, as reported by the portal fitforfun among others.

According to a study conducted on 923 participants, those who followed the MIND diet also had a biologically younger memory of 7.5 years compared to those who fed differently. The study participants averaged 81.4 years and completed a memory test once a year during the five-year study period.

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Do you have experience with diets?

The MIND diet includes ten recommended foods and five prohibited foods. The ten "good" foods are:

  • green leafy vegetables
  • nuts
  • beans
  • Whole grains
  • berries
  • fish
  • poultry
  • Olive oil e
  • wine

Of this last one can also one glass a day to be. What followers of the MIND diet, however, rarely or rarely eat are:

  • Red meat
  • Butter and margarine
  • cheese
  • Pastries and desserts
  • fried foods and
  • fast food

More information on this topic: These two diets drastically reduce the risk of dementia – the study said.

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