Brain Based Nutrition

Brain Based Nutrition

Although it is not fully proven that these types of diets can help reduce the risk of cognitive-decline related health issues, evidence does suggest that it can reduce risk of cognitive decline.

Find some of this evidence, gathered by the National Institute of Aging below: 

In an observational study of 116 cognitively normal adults, those who followed a Mediterranean diet had thicker cortical brain regions than those who did not. It seems that these regions shrink in people with Alzheimer’s, so thicker regions could mean cognitive benefit.

An analysis of diet and other factors found that, after an average of 4.5 years, people who closely followed MIND diet had a 53% reduced rate of Alzheimer’s disease compared to those who did not follow the diet closely.

In a similar study, following the MIND diet was associated with a substantial slowing of cognitive decline during an average of almost 5 years