MIND diet, believed to nourish the mind and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Combined between the Mediterranean diet with DASH diet, two types of diet has many benefits for the health of the body.
MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for neurodegenerative Delay. Developed by Martha Clare Morris, a nutritionist from the Rush University Medical Center. The goal is to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with emphasis on the intake of a great menu for the brain.
The Mediterranean diet focuses on foods that are as natural as possible, and limit consumption of fatty foods and red meat. While DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is intended to help lower high blood pressure. Namely, by eating foods that can reduce sodium levels and blood pressure in the body.
According to Martha, as quoted from Live Science Tuesday (12/13/2016) This study combines two types of diets that have been popular so easy to follow. Mind diet is recommended to eat 10 types of foods that should be consumed and avoided every day.
The food should be consumed that is, among other things: green vegetables, blueberry terumata as berries, nuts, grains, grapes, whole grains, fish, chicken and ungags, as well as olive oil.
The type of food that should be avoided are: Fried foods or fast food, red meat, cheese, butter and butter, bread, cakes, and candies.
9 The general rule in the diet of Mind, among others:
1. Minimal consume whole grains three times a day.
2. Consumption of salads every day.
3.Konsumsi vegetables on a daily basis.
4.Minum glass of wine every day.
5.Ngemil nuts every day.
6.Konsumsi grains at least 2 days.
7.Konsumsi chicken or ungags at least twice a week.
8.Konsumsi fish at least once a week.
9.Konsumsi unhealthy foods still allowed, with notes
10. A maximum of only one week, except butter. For butter, a maximum of 1 teaspoon per day is still allowed in this diet program.