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Can a Mediterranean diet keep your brain from shrinking as you age?


Can a Mediterranean diet keep your brain from shrinking as you age?
Bangor Daily News

As we age, our brains shrink. Especially the parts that we rely on to learn, remember, and do other important mental activities. What if, by just following a certain diet, we could slow down the process?A new study suggests that it might be possible. It found an association between the Mediterranean diet and less brain shrinkage among people in their 70s.Before we all get too excited, let me explain what the study does and does not reveal.What is a Mediterranean diet?First of all, a Mediterranean diet is not really a diet. It’s a way of eating patterned after people living in Greece, particularly Crete, and southern Italy. If youâd like to delve more deeply into its history, read The Mediterranean Diet: A History of Health.This is what you’re most likely to see on the plates of people who eat a Mediterranean diet:Lots of plant-based foodsFresh fruit for dessertLots of beans, nuts, cereals and seedsOlive oilCheese and yogurt as the main dairy foodsModerate amounts of fish and poultryNo more than about four eggs each weekSmall amounts of red meatLow to moderate amounts of wineMediterranean diet and heart diseaseWe first started hearing about the Mediterranean diet in the 1990s, although health experts had recognized its benefits decades earlier.

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