The Mediterranean diet can help safeguard cognitive functions from the weakened faculties that typically come with old age. The findings were demonstrated in meta-analysis carried out by the University of Exeter in the UK and published in the journal Epidemiology.
The research allowed for the first time an in depth look at 12 separate studies in which the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive function was explored.
The comprehensive results confirmed that the adoption of these eating habits preserve brain functioning, as well as induce a slowing of the typical decline experienced as we get older. It also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s.