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Mayo Clinic

MIND diet incorporates wide variety of healthy foods

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is the MIND diet, and can it really help prevent dementia? Is it a healthy diet for everyone? ANSWER: The MIND diet is a combination of two other healthy diets, so it is a healthy option. Results from a recent study show that, over time, older adults who followed the MIND diet appeared to have less cognitive decline, such as memory problems. The effect of food on cognitive health has been the subject of research for quite some time. The research has shown that certain foods -- particularly plant foods, such as green leafy vegetables, nuts and berries -- can help preserve brain function. The MIND diet includes a variety of brain-friendly foods. MIND stands...