Mediterranean diet slows brain aging

Mediterranean diet is recognized as a healthy diet because it is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fat as olive oil. According to the latest research, following this diet may preserve more youthful brain in old age. This study from the journal Neurology shows how this diet makes your brain about five years younger. There are many previous researches that connect Mediterranean diet to a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative brain conditions. For this current one, researchers focused on elderly people with normal cognitive function to see if the diet might also be tied to losing fewer brain cells due to aging. To understand the relationship between the diet and brain health, researchers reviewed surveys that 674 people with an average of 80 completed in the last year, and then they examined the scans of their brains. The result shows that the group that ate a Mediterranean diet had larger total brain volume with more gray and white matter, which means, a younger brain. The Mediterranean diet is simple to follow. You will need to eat meals made up of vegetables, fruit, beans and cereals. You should eat fish and poultry at least twice a week, you can also enjoy a glass of wine a day. What you do have to limit is the amount of meat, dairy and saturated fat. Prepare your food with olive oil, this is the source of healthy fat. This latest Mediterranean diet research builds on other evidence that this diet is the one we should follow. It has also been shown as a key to helping you live longer. It enables you to manage your weight better and can lower the risk of suffering cancer and cardiovascular diseases

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