Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative condition by regularly eating berries, it’s been claimed.
There are a number of different types of dementia, and the most common in the UK is Alzheimer’s disease .
Diagnosing the condition early could help to slow down the condition’s progress.
Making some small lifestyle changes could lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s in later life.
One of the easiest ways to lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s is to add more berries to your diet, it’s been revealed.
Eating berries is a simple breakfast swap that could protect your brain against dementia, according to dietitian Angela Murad.
Everyone should consider eating berries at least two times every week.
They form part of the MIND diet – which is short for the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.
The MIND diet has been claimed to keep the brain sharp beyond its years, and could even delay the onset of dementia.
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“This eating pattern goes big on natural plant-based foods while limiting red meat, saturated fat and sweets,” said dietitian Angela Murad.
She wrote for the Mayo Clinic: “Observational studies suggest the diet can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 53 percent as well as slow cognitive decline and improve verbal memory.
“While both the MIND and Mediterranean diets yield similar reductions in Alzheimer’s risk, the MIND diet is more flexible.
“Consider targeting just one or two of the [eating] habits to improve your brain health.”