Eat This Way and Avoid Alzheimer’s
Prevention Magazine, July 2015
People who tried the new scientist-designed MIND diet lowered their risk of Alzheimer’s by 53%. Eat this many weekly servings of the following nine foods.
Whole Grains (21)
Packed with fiber to fuel a productive brain. Aim for 3 servings a day.
Thanks to their flavonols, they’re the only fruit that can slow brain decline.
Plenty of fiber, plus low-fat protein for growing brain cells.
Leafy Greens (6)
Full of antioxidants and carotenoids to protect gray matter.
Delivering dementia-preventing B vitamins and low-fat protein.
Rich in vitamin E, which has been shown to lower risk of Alzheimer’s.
Other Vegetables (7)
Packed with plant-based antioxidant power.
Rich in brain-cell-fortifying omega-3 fatty acids.
Alcohol reduces dementia risk. Stick to 1 glass a day.
· And use olive oil for cooking and dressings, for its memory-protecting polyphenols.
Red meat: 4 times a week or less
Fast food, fried food, and cheese: less than once a week
Butter or margarine: less than 5 times a week