Peanut butter and jelly. Netflix and a lazy Friday night. You and your BFF on a road trip. Some things are just infinitely better together, aren’t they? In some cases, that theory applies to diets, too. Good example: the MIND Diet, which stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. It’s a mashup of two evidence-based diets—the Mediterranean diet (which promotes heart health) and the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, which combats high blood pressure). They were combined and voilà! A healthy new diet was born. The MIND diet’s aim is to delay the dementia and cognitive decline that happens with age, and it’s specifically designed to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. But it isn’t just for old people! Think of it like using anti-aging eye serum before you start to actually see smile lines, or putting on SPF to take care of your skin on a daily basis. Makes a lot of sense, right? If you switch to this diet, you’ll be getting loads of all-important antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. As we all know, those are the culprits in all chronic and invisible illnesses, which is what makes the MIND diet relevant. How do you follow the MIND diet? First of all, don’t think of it as a diet! Think of it as a lifestyle change that—hopefully—you’ll want to stick to for life. Every day you’ll eat vegetables, whole grains, a glass of wine (if you want!), and healthy fats such as olive oil. Six days a week you’ll eat dark leafy greens (such as kale or Swiss chard) and a serving of nuts. You’ll try to eat beans 3 days a week, poultry at least twice a week, fish at least once a week, and so on. Sample menus can be found below in the “Learn more” section.
Videos about MIND diet
NewsBreaker: Study Finds that New Mediterranean-style 'MIND' Diet Can Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Books about MIND diet
The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity
Depression, ADHD, memory loss, agitation: These may seem like inevitable byproducts of modern lives spent multitasking, not getting enough sleep, and operating on digital overload. But while much of the brain’s work still remains a mystery, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the food you eat directly affects how well your brain functions. Brain health also plays a significant role in staving off diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. In The Healthy Mind Cookbook, Rebecca Katz has harnessed the latest research on the brain to identify the foods that can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function—all of which dictate memory and mood. She then translates the very best of brain science into the kitchen, using delicious nutrient-dense foods as a tool for promoting a healthy mind from childhood through the golden years. With a culinary pharmacy listing the benefits of key ingredients, complete nutritional details for each dish, and flavor-packed recipes for every meal of the day, including Avocado and Citrus Salad, Sweet Potato Hash, Turkish Lamb Sliders, and Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles, The Healthy Mind Cookbook will help lift the fog of everyday life so you can reach your full physical and mental potential.
The MIND Diet Cookbook: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia
THE MIND DIET MADE DELICIOUS Packed with dishes that are not only tasty but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity, this handy cookbook makes following the MIND Diet a snap. The 135 easy-to-make recipes provide a mouth-watering way to keep one’s mind sharp by eating the right foods while avoiding brain-harming ones. The wide range of recipes include quick-and-hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners and even sweet desserts made from foods that promote brain health, including: • Pumpkin Muffins • Blueberry Smoothie • Mango Guacamole • Walnut Kale Salad • Salmon Tacos • Creole Shrimp • Rosemary Chicken • Sole Amandine • Beet Hummus • Chocolate Pecan Pie
The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook: Recipes and Lifestyle Guidelines to Help Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia
The MIND Diet: A Scientific Approach to Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia
AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE TO THE NEW BREAKTHROUGH DIET THAT'S SHOWN TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH Enjoying a high quality of life as you get older means taking care of your brain as much as your body. And research suggests that what you eat today will help (or hurt) your cognitive abilities later. The MIND Diet explains the science behind mental fitness in an approachable and understandable way. More importantly, this helpful guide presents an easy-to-follow program for keeping your mind sharp by eating the right foods and avoiding brain-harming ones. Packed with dishes that are not only delicious but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity, The MIND Diet’s healthy recipes include: • Brussels Sprouts Frittata • Sweet Potato Lentil Soup • Pistachio Mint Couscous • Guacamole-Stuffed Tomatoes • Apricot-Glazed Salmon • Tango Fish Tacos • Banana Chocolate Cookies • Roasted Chicken with Fennel
Podcasts about MIND diet
Phoenix Helix: Mind-Body Nutrition with Marc David
Did you know that digestion starts in the brain? That relaxing before a meal releases more digestive enzymes? Why do we sometimes tolerate a wider variety of foods on vacation, and tolerate fewer foods when we're under stress? When we're using food as medicine, how do we navigate feelings of fear, grief, and deprivation and find joy in eating again? The mind-body connection is real, and nowhere is that more clear than when it comes to diet and nutrition. In this podcast, we answer these questions and more.