Want to boost your brain power?
Eating a Mediterranean diet could be the key, according to a comprehensive review of previous studies.
The research, published in the journal Epidemiology, found that in nine out of 12 studies, those who ate according to the Mediterranean diet had better cognitive function, lower rates of cognitive decline and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
"Mediterranean food is both delicious and nutritious, and our systematic review shows it may help to protect the ageing brain by reducing the risk of dementia," study author Iliana Lourida said in a press release.
Switching to a Mediterranean diet has other benefits too. According to previous studies, it can keep your heart healthy, help you lose weight, and boost your life expectancy.
Want to enjoy all the benefits of a Mediterranean diet? Load up on fruits and veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts seeds and fish – and limit meat and dairy intake.
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-Katharine Watts, associate web editor