What's on Your Plate Matters to Us!
Eating a heart-healthy diet benefits both your body and your brain. In general, this is a diet that is lower in saturated fats. Research on the relationship between diet and cognitive functioning is limited, but it does point to the benefits of two diets in particular: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet. These diets can help reduce your risk for heart disease and may also be able to reduce the risk of dementia. Our local chef partners and Alzheimer’s Association staff have created some delicious recipes centered around the principles of the Mediterranean diet. By joining with us, they are helping to bring awareness to the emerging evidence on risk reduction while showing you how easy and tasty this kind of lifestyle can be!
The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet incorporates these main principles of healthy eating: eat fish and poultry at least twice a week; focus on fruit, vegetables, nuts and whole grains; replace butter with healthy fats like olive oil; limit red meat; and use herbs to flavor food rather than salt. For more info on this cutting-edge research, click below.
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Research Update from Dr. Heather Snyder
Click below to view a special update on lifestyle intervention research from Dr. Heather Snyder, the Alzheimer's Association's VP of Medical & Scientific Relations
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