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    I came across an article from Daily Express, UK, in which a gentleman claimed to not only have reversed but cured his Wife’s Alzheimer’s Disease with a change in diet. It’s a bold claim and not one that can be medically confirmed. Rather than dissect the notion of food as medicine (which it is!) – we found some recommendations we believe are sustainable and delicious all at the same time.

    It’s called the MIND Diet, and it’s designed to promote optimal brain health and longevity. The MIND diet helped slow the rate of cognitive decline and protect against Alzheimer's regardless of other risk factors.

    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. It found participants whose diets most closely followed the MIND recommendations had a level of cognitive function the equivalent of a person 7.5 years younger. It’s a ten food recommendation

    Here's the list you’ll want to review before your next trip to the supermarket.

    Green Leafy Vegetables: The MIND diet recommends frequent servings of green leafy vegetables. Kale, spinach, broccoli, collards and other greens are packed with vitamins A and C and other nutrients. At least two servings a week can help, and researchers found six or more servings a week provide the greatest brain benefits.

    Other Vegetables: Don’t discount the power of salad! The MIND diet recommends frequent servings of green leafy vegetables. Kale, spinach, broccoli, collards and other greens are packed with vitamins A and C and other nutrients. At least two servings a week can help, and researchers found six or more servings a week provide the greatest brain benefits.

    Nuts! Five servings a week.

    Berries! Specifically, Blueberries, two times per week.

    Beans, three times per week.

    Whole Grains to the amount of three servings per DAY

    Fish, but don’t overdo it. Once a week is ideal

    Poultry is recommended two or more times per week.

    Olive Oil – use it liberally

    Wine is fine – One glass is recommended per day

    Dawn
    Sep 25, 2019
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