Mediterranean Diet May Help Stop Alzheimer’s

mediterranean dietA research on the outcome and development of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease has found a definite correlation with the positive effects the Mediterranean diet may have on the brain.

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and cereals, while low in meat and high fat dairy products is beneficial for our brain as well as our heart.

The research studied a group of patients suffering from mild cognitive troubles and another group of healthy people.

Five years later, 25 percent of the people in the healthy group showed signs of mild cognitive troubles, and it was found that those having followed a Mediterranean diet had a lower risk of developing the disease.

A number within the group of patients with mild cognitive troubles developed Alzheimer’s, and it was demonstrated that those who kept to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish were less likely to develop the disease.

Although supplementary research must be carried out to confirm these findings, the results are promising. The study was purely observational and experts cannot safely confirm that a Mediterranean diet will cure neurological injuries.

Nonetheless it is safe to affirm that this type of diet is beneficial to curb problems such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and other related diseases.

Cholesterol levels and levels of sugar in the blood are inferior with a Mediterranean diet, which in addition reduces inflammation, a known cause related to mild cognitive damage.