Many of my patients wonder how they can prevent dementia and have a better quality of life as they age. One important strategy is a low-glycemic (low sugar) Mediterranean style diet. This type of diet is bursting with vegetables and fruits, healthy fats from nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fish, and low-fat protein sources like lean meats, poultry, and fish. It’s a diet that anyone can follow and that provides tremendous anti-inflammatory health benefits for your brain, your heart, and your hormone balance.
A 2013 literature review article published in the journal Epidemiology concluded that higher adherence to a Mediterranean style diet is “associated with slower cognitive decline and lower risk of Alzheimer disease”.
This review and many other studies describing the health benefits of such a diet are why I utilize a low-glycemic Mediterranean style diet as the foundation for personalized nutrition plans in my office. The FirstLine Therapy® program I offer can help with weight management, reducing blood pressure and cholesterol, and may reduce your risk of Alzheimer disease! Schedule a free 15 minute Meet the Doctor visit to learn more.