Over the past decade, several studies have suggested that both the Mediterranean and the MIND diets have benefits for the aging brain. (The MIND diet was specifically created to delay cognitive changes in aging, combining elements from the Mediterranean diet and the heart-healthy DASH diet.) Scientists have now taken this research a step further, conducting autopsies to see whether following either diet affected brain aging. Both diets reduced the numbers of plaques and tangles typically associated by Alzheimer’s, so that people who followed either diet closely had almost a 40% reduction in their odds of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The best part: even adding just one item from the diets reduced amyloid build-up.

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