- Oct 09, 2019
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This diet shows to help improve brain health in individuals suffering from a stroke
A special diet that relies heavily on vegetables, berries, fish and
olive oil may have the power to slow cognitive decline in
stroke patients, according to researchers at Rush
University Medical Center.
That's why researchers decided to study the effects of a change
in diet by monitoring 106 stroke patients from 2004 to 2017,
for an average of almost six years per patient.
Participants were encouraged to follow the MIND diet,
which stands for Mediterranean DASH Diet Intervention for
It is a combination of a Mediterranean diet and the
DASH diet, a special nutrition plan developed to curb high blood
The diet has 15 parts-10 brain-healthy food groups and five unhealthy categories,
which are off-limits or limited.
A typical day in the life of someone strictly following the
MIND diet would include three servings of whole grains,
a green leafy vegetable and one other vegetable,
along with a glass of wine.
The unhealthy foods include sweets, pastries,
whole fat cheese, and fried or fast food, which the diet limits
to less than five servings per week.