Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Aging Brains Sharp

“Some salmon filet that has been grilled might be on the plate. Maybe some broccoli and brussels sprouts and tomatoes that are roasted or pan-seared. Maybe some brown rice or quinoa, and there might be olive oil on the vegetables.”

Helping your brain stay sharp with age may be as simple as changing up the food on your plate at dinnertime, a new study suggests.

This study focused on the healthy “Mediterranean” diet, a regimen reliant on olive oil, beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, with chicken and fish largely replacing red meat. Dairy products and eggs are only used in “low to moderate amounts,” according to the American Heart Association. The study was published recently in the journal Experimental Gerontology. Read the results here by

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