Want a healthier and younger brain? Go for the Mediterranean Diet!

Most fitness freaks are lovers of the Mediterranean Diet which is also known as the heart-healthy diet. You are free to gorge on leafy greens, fishes and fruits and of course the classic olive oil, which is the ultimate star when it comes to Mediterranean cooking. The omega-3 rich fishes help your skin retain its elasticity and the wonder olive oil and fruits like tomatoes are abundant in antioxidants and help prevent skin damage from the sun. Apart from this, eating Mediterranean foods help protect the skin against melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer. But a recent study has revealed that there is more to Mediterranean diet, than just the benefits that people already know. According to researchers, Mediterranean diet can help individuals in a great way in terms of brain size and cognitive function by making their brains younger and healthier and prohibiting the shrinking of the brain despite growing age. Now this comes off as a crucial revelation giving a sigh of relief to everyone in an era where millions of people are diagnosed with memory loss and Alzheimer’s with growing age. Mediterranean diet can inhibit such possibilities in an individual.

1 Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientific studies conducted in the past have already validated a link between Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease along with other degenerative disorders associated with the brain. It is known that people, who exercise on a regular basis, avoid drinking and smoking and keep themselves mentally stimulated, usually have healthier brains than those people who are not much into diet and exercise which are the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle. A recent study published in the journal Neurology shows how a diet that is easy to follow can help in making your brain up to 5 years younger.

Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease

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