Mediterranean Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline

Eating a Mediterranean diet has been shown to lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer but, according to a recent study, may have benefits for your brain as well. The diet, typical of Italians and Greeks, is rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, non-refined cereals, and olive oil, among other foods that have been proven to be beneficial for health. Christy Tangney, PhD, said the more we can incorporate vegetables, olive oil, and fish into our diets the better for our aging brains and bodies. The study, which followed 3,759 adults over the age of 65, found those who closely followed a Mediterranean diet scored higher on memory and math tests than those who adhered to American dietary guidelines. More here.

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