Of all the ‘diets’ and methods of food combining out there, the Mediterranean Diet remains an often-recommended staple. Eating like a true Mediterranean would include wild fish, vegetables, fruit, and olive oil in abundance, with grains, legumes, dairy and wine in moderation. Its well-rounded and unrestrictive qualities make this diet a sustainable one that can ultimately become a lifestyle. Two key ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet have several of the vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins that aid in prolonging cognitive health and function, and in turn, helping prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
A 2017 study by Temple University indicates that consumption of extra virgin olive oil can reduce brain inflammation and activate ‘autophagy’, allowing for cells to break down and clear debris and toxins. This process protects memory and learning, while also preventing the cells that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease markers. How do you know which olive oil is the real deal? Note these three steps.
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