Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, potatoes, nuts, olive oil and fish.

The Facts: Studies suggest eating a Mediterranean is linked to better overall cognitive function in older adults. In addition, researchers report older adults who followed the diet had lower risks for having cognitive impairment in later life.

Our Take: If focusing on foods in the Mediterranean diet and reducing or avoiding a diet of fried and fast foods, snack foods, red meat, poultry and whole-fat dairy foods can decrease the risk of dementia it's worth exploring.

The MIND diet

The MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets. Foods emphasized on the MIND diet include whole grains, berries, green, leafy vegetables, other vegetables, olive oil, poultry, and fish.

The Facts: While only a few epidemiological studies have been published on the MIND diet, their main findings showing that adherence to the diet is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Our Take: We say adopt the MIND diet one meal at a time by making small changes such as choosing Quinoa over chicken or read meat when you have the option.

Hydration Matters

Water is essential for processing medication and food to the brain and body while also removing toxins. When the brain is fully hydrated, the exchange of nutrients and toxins is more efficient.

The Facts: Your brain is about 75% water. When it functions on a full reserve of water, you are able to think faster and focus.

Our Take: This is an easy lift. Similar to other lifestyle habit begin my add a glass of water to your morning routine. Make each sip mindful. With each drink you're helping your body and brain.