Nutritional intake (or ‘diet’) plays a key role in a person’s lifestyle. In case you were not aware, diet and dementia are closely related. Recent research shows changes in lifestyle can significantly impact Alzheimer’s—more than medication in some instances. Research suggests changes to dietary patterns, such as adopting the Mediterranean diet, are associated with lower Alzheimer’s risk and slower cognitive decline. The Mediterranean diet closely resembles a whole food plant-based diet but does have room for limited animals products such as small portions of seafood and dairy. Consuming more plants and reducing fats is essential in optimizing health, especially brain health.
Click HERE to read more about UCLA research discussing lifestyle changes to reduce Alzheimer’s.
Click HERE to read more about diet and dementia.
Click HERE to read about lifestyle changes in addition to diet that benefit brain health (hint: reducing stress through integrative wellness recommendations such as mindful and contemplative movement are key).