Friday, November 11, 2016
Mediterranean Diet Good for the Brain
Mediterranean Diet is a type of diet where in it emphasizes in high consumption of plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and legumes combined with olive oil and low consumption of protein. It replaces butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil. Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
According to experts the Mediterranean Diet is not only good for your health and weight it is also good for your brain since it is a great stress management. Stress has a negative impact on your overall health and well-being. It doesn’t only contribute to weight gain and poor sleep, but it also affects your memory as well, according to a research published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Fruits and vegetables contains significant amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other vital nutrients your body needs to function properly, that includes the function of the brain. According to a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating fruits and vegetables improves verbal memory and it also protects from cognitive decline in both men and women.
Mediterranean Diet also promotes eating fish which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which improved immune system, improve memory and brain development. There are also numerous study that show that increasing consumption of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids could greatly improve their working memory.