The Mediterranean diet has proven to be beneficial for the prevention of several common chronic diseases. The research reviewed investigated the link between cognition/dementia, and how well the participants followed a Mediterranean diet. (Lourida I, et al. 2013).
Information from eleven observational studies and one randomized controlled study were analyzed. Results suggested that consistent adherence to the diet led to better cognitive function, slower cognitive decline and a lower risk for developing Alzheimer disease.
Surprised? It makes perfect sense when we look at the reasons for Alzheimer disease. More and more research shows that insulin resistance of brain tissue is one of the major reasons for Alzheimer’s. So it makes sense that a Mediterranean style diet helps with prevention.
Holiday season is approaching, and knowing how to regulate the glycemic index of your meals will be very useful. 2 important measures to take are:
1. Slowing down the absorption of glucose (sugar) when you eat.
2. Lowering the blood glucose after you eat.
You will learn these 2 great tips and more from “Learn to Eat” program.