It is believed that the Mediterranean diet can successfully reduce the risk of heart disease and dementia. New MIND diet is actually based on this diet and as the researchers said its main focus is to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 54%. Incredible!

MIND diet is a kind of modified Mediterranean diet, compiled by experts of Chicago Medical Centre. Of course this diet has not invented anything particularly new, but it uses already well-known nutritional recommendations for a healthy diet.

What is new is that this recommendations are now combined in a very different way. So it signifies a daily intake of whole grains, lettuce and other vegetables and nuts. Pulses should be consumed every other day, chicken and fish twice a week. Also, they recommend a glass of wine once a day. It is also recommended eating strawberries and blueberries at least twice a week. On the other hand, consumption of red meat, butter, margarine, cheese, fried foods and fast foods are not advised.

According to the authors of this study, for people who have kept the Mediterranean diet and those who have kept to this particular diet, which they called in short MIND, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease was reduced almost identical – 53 and 54% respectively. So there is a connection between Mediterranean diet and MIND. A description of this diet and its results were published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

According to our knowledge, few studies have convincingly shown that most of the wine well-being for the blood vessels and the heart is derived from resveratrol, a substance that is found in the red grapes. A research shows, an alcohol other than wine, further comprising, just interferes with the functioning of Resveratrol.

Therefore, in our opinion, probably would be best to replace one glass of wine with a portion of fresh or dried red grapes.

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