Researchers at Rush University Medical Center developed a diet that helped lower the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 53% in study participants who followed it rigorously, and by as much as 35% in moderate followers. The MIND diet (Mediterranean–DASH Intervention for Neuro-degenerative Delay) is a blend of the Mediterranean and DASH diets (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and includes foods from each that contain nutrients that appear to play key roles in brain health. Here, seven foods from the MIND diet (and the intakes associated with the most benefit), plus eight more that could help keep you sharp. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD and Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD

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October 11, 2016