MIND DIET

MIND DIET

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Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The 4 ½ year study done by Rush University nutritional epidemiologists found that people who followed the MIND diet had 53% less reduced risk of moving onto the dementia spectrum.

The overall findings:

  1. Maintain good blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood glucose levels.
  2. Stop smoking and limit alcohol intake.
  3. Get an adequate amount of sleep.
  4. Follow the MIND diet
  5. Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) 9 things to incorporate in your daily diet: green leafy vegetables, raw nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, and olive oil.
  6. 7 things to LIMIT in your diet: red meat, butter and margarine, salt, cheeses, sweets, fried and processed food.

Are you willing to make these small changes to your EVERYDAY life to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward? The only thing you have to lose is your memory!!


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