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Vegetable-based diet may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

LONDON: A new study has claimed that a particular vegetable-based diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

A particular vegetable-based diet also known as the ‘MIND Diet’ (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) was set up in 2015. The diet has been found to reduce the risk of chronic conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, prediabetes, and obesity.

The MIND diet also emphasizes improving brain function and dementia as it is effective in preventing cognitive decline after stroke.

The brain foods in the MIND diet improve cognition, such as polyphenols in berries, omega-3 fatty acids in the nuts, and vitamin E in the extra virgin olive oil.

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The MIND diet is mainly a plant-based diet, perfect for vegetarians and vegans.  These foods contain saturated fats and trans fats, which increases the risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes, insulin resistance, and even Alzheimer’s disease. However, more research could prove the impacts of the MIND diet on the brain.