You might be hearing more about the MIND diet of late. A recent study has added to the evidence that the diet, which includes a variety of brain-friendly foods, may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Angie Murad, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, explains the benefits of incorporating foods included in the MIND diet.
“MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay,” Murad says. “It’s a combination of two other healthy diets: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, and includes a variety of brain-friendly foods.”
“What it emphasizes are leafy greens; berries; nuts, specifically ones that are high in omega-3; fish; and an additional vegetable as well as the leafy greens,” Murad adds.
Foods to avoid or limit include butter, cheese, red meat and sweets.