SLOWER aging and FASTER thinking are pretty much the Holy Grail of healthy aging. And researchers think they may have found a way to achieve both.
A new study reveals one change every senior can make to reach this elusive goal. And if you make this swap yourself… ONE simple dietary tweak that’s now easier than ever… one of the risks you worry about most will absolutely plunge.
Your odds of cognitive decline will drop by nearly half.
All you have to do is rethink your dinner plate. Nothing too drastic. You don’t have to turn into a vegetarian, give up everything you love, or commit to any gimmicky diet.
Just step up the fish, throw some more greens on the plate, and snack on nuts instead of chips.
These are the mainstays of the Mediterranean diet – and the new study reveals how following it could cut your risk of cognitive impairment by 45 percent.
If you’re not a fan of big changes, you can get most of that benefit without even following the whole diet – just stick to one key element.
Power up your brain with this simple diet tweak
We’re living in strange times. Beef, pork, and chicken plants are struggling, and meat is in short supply.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has ripped through some of the biggest meat processors in the nation. And those that have reopened… or remained open… have modified the lines to make production safer for workers, but also slower overall.
That’s leading to the shortages that have caused national supermarket chains to limit customers to just a couple of packs of meat per visit.
But this temporary shortage can be something other than an inconvenience. It can be an opportunity to get more creative with some other sources of protein, especially seafood.
And that’s the REAL key to the discovery in the new study. Because while the researchers found that this diet overall led to the slowest decline in cognitive function, one group of eaters got more protection than everyone else.
It was the folks who ate the most fish. They had the SLOWEST rate of cognitive decline.
Beat back cognitive decline without a huge diet overhaul
Here’s the most important take away from these findings: You DON’T have to go extremes to “go Mediterranean.”
You can still enjoy red meat and other favorites. Just mix things up more and eat a little less of it. It’s an easy change to make now with meat in short supply, but just go ahead and keep it up when shelves are stocked again.
You can also enjoy eggs, cheese, and even a little booze – all in moderation. Along with helping to protect your brain from cognitive decline, other studies have found that this healthy lifestyle can protect against heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and nearly every other major health condition facing seniors.
A lot has changed because of this pandemic. And with some things, not for the better. But THIS change to the diet is one worth keeping around.