Are you afraid of getting Alzheimer’s? We all are!
What if you could reduce your risk of getting Alzhiemer’s by eating? Would that catch your attention?
Yes! You can. Toula’s guest on this podcast, Cari Eyre, will tell you how. Cari is the Associate Director of Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, North Florida Region.
It is called The Mind Diet! And, it works. Recent studies have shown that following this diet can reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s by 53%
Of course, you cannot just eat anything you want. There are some foods that you should and should not eat (Oh, dear. Steak, hamburgers and French fries are not on the list. But, YAY. Red wine is on the diet (in moderation)).
The MIND Diet is actually a hybrid of the wonderful Mediterranean Diet and the DASH diet, plus some enhancements to help you to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Good news. Even if you don’t follow the diet strictly all the time, by staying on the diet consistently (minimize that cheating), your risk could still be reduced by 35%.
It is true that you need more than just the Mind Diet to reduce your chances of getting Alzheimer’s. Exercise (your body AND brain) and socialization are also important. Cari and I talk about several ways to help you.
Your next steps are important. Listen to this podcast. Learn more about the Mind Diet. Then begin to change your eating habits.
Toula wants to help you stay healthy by keeping you informed. Cari and the Alzheimer’s Association believe the Mind Diet could change your life. Listen to them.