Your diet is a very important factor for your brain health, as evidence is mounting that certain dietary patterns, like the Mediterranean and MIND, are brain protective. These dietary patterns have strong evidence showing significantly reduced risk of age-related brain disease, by as much as 50% for Alzheimer’s.
The great news is that you have the ability to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with the foods you eat regularly, and it starts with the daily decisions you make in the kitchen. Although it might feel overwhelming to think about where to start, you don’t have to completely overhaul your diet overnight. Start small (perhaps with one meal per day), and incorporate these foods as best you can.
Hang this reference sheet in your kitchen as a quick reminder of the food groups to focus on (and which ones to avoid) when planning your meals and grocery list. Click the link below to view and print the full reference sheet.