It has excessively been spoken about Mediterranean food since many years that it is one of the most effective food for a healthy lifestyle.
Mediterranean food helps in supporting healthy brain aging and also helps in reducing dementia risk, which is a complex brain disease influenced by age and genetics.
As per the study, this diet is low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts and healthy fats.
The experts have looked for various diets in different groups of Mediterranean food, they are as follows:
1) DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension): It includes more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with mostly whole grains, lean meats, fish and poultry, nuts and beans.
2) MIND diet ((Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay): It includes foods that are beneficial in preventing cognitive decline such as berries.
3) Baltic Sea diet: It includes plenty of Nordic fruit and vegetables, fish, high fiber grains such as oats, rye and barley, and little processed foods.
4) NPDP (Nordic Prudent Dietary Pattern): It also focuses on fruit and vegetables, especially non-root varieties, poultry, fish, and vegetable oils and avoids sugary, fatty and processed food.