Cambridge researchers studied a group of more than 900 adults who had experienced a deterioration in brain function in the past few years. In a paper published in the British Journal of Nutrition, it is said that scientists have found out how exactly their diet choice coincided with the principles of the Mediterranean diet.
They compared this information with indicators of cognitive health – the state of memory, speech, visual perception. It turned out that following this diet was associated with a significantly slower deterioration of brain function.
Another study published in early 2021 in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, was held among almost five thousand participants for 20 years. It turned out that with strict adherence to the Mediterranean diet, brain aging can be postponed for six years.
It includes monounsaturated fats (nuts or olive oil), a large amount of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (greens) and a moderate amount of salt. This diet also provides additional benefits. It reduces the risk of heart disease, prolongs life and the ability to procreate.