The United States News’ annual diet ranking revealed Mediterranean and MIND diets are good for brain as well as health. It is said to reduce brain shrinkage that is a natural phenomenon and comes with age.
Both the diets help in reducing risk for cognitive decline as well as Alzheimer’s disease too.
MIND diet and Mediterranean diets are almost similar, but the former is designed by scientists and its components are based on what helps and what harms brain over time.
The MIND diet is comprised of ten food groups and researchers say to be consumed regularly. The components are leafy greens, other vegetables, berries, nuts, beans, whole grains, poultry, fish, olive oil and wine.
Researchers strongly suggest people to avoid red meat, butter/margarine, sweets, cheese and fried or fast food.
The Mediterranean diet on theb other hand does not suggest to eat multiple servings of fish per week, but rather once in a week is okay and is linked to better brain health.
MIND does not suggest fruit other than berries and researchers have not shown it helps in protecting the brain.
One another study reveals the same. Published in the Neurology journal, the researchers reveal Mediterranean diet leads to less brain shrinkage with age.
Past research too finds similar connection between diet and cortical volume in healthy participants.