The MIND Diet is a diet which combines the strongest points of two of the most popular diets out there – the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH Diet. Both of these are known to be good treatments for hypertension, so the MIND diet is already a winner if you’re looking for a remedy for your high blood pressure. It has also been shown to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Disease

It is a diet that seeks to help people to limit their risk of mental problems as they age, and also get into better overall health and shape.

The foods it emphasises to accomplish these goals are leafy greens, nuts, vegetables, berries, beans, fish, whole grains, olive oil and wine. It limits or eliminates the intake of red meat, fried foods, dairy, pastries, sweets and fast foods.

Moderation is one of the keys to this plan, so if you are able to control your portion sizes and regulate total calorie intake then you are a good candidate for this diet, as the plan doesn’t get too specific here. There are, however, lists of foods to avoid and good recommendations of what to eat regularly for optimum health.

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The MIND diet is an easy one to follow and should be a good candidate for a long-term solution to personal nutrition. If you think it may be a good fit for your lifestyle then give it a try.

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