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Diet To Lower Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia Ranked As The Easiest In 2016

Update Date: Jan 09, 2016 01:28 PM EST
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US News and World Report has just released its compiled survey on the Best Diets of 2016. Guess what? DASH diet continues to stay on top as the easiest to follow diet out of 38 popular healthy diets evaluated by health experts.

The magazine surveyed a number of well-renowned experts who ranked the diets based on health benefits, nutritional completeness, and food safety. Also, each diet regimen were also graded on how they were to follow and their efficacy in preventing or managing chronic illnesses such as heart diseases and diabetes.

"Our rankings put hard numbers on the belief that no one diet is ideal for everybody, but the best food plans overall are sustainable. Besides the rankings and data, each diet has a detailed profile that includes how it works, evidence that supports or refutes its claims and a nutritional snapshot - tools that...can help consumers invest in diets that...further their health and wellness goals," Angela Haupt of US News as quoted by Tech Times.

A diet purposely created by US-based researchers to fight off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's was hailed as easiest to follow diet.

The Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay or simply the MIND Diet was conceived and devised by a group of experts headed by Martha Clare Morris at Rush University Medical School in Chicago.

"The MIND diet is a modification of the Mediterranean and DASH diets that highlights the foods and nutrients shown through the scientific literature to be associated with dementia prevention," said Morris as stated in an article by Express.

The diet regimen consists of berries, beans, fish, green leafy veggies, nuts, poultry meat, and whole grains. It also forbids red meat and sweets but permits an occasional treat of cheese and fastfood.

The diet plan was developed to halt the onset of dementia and its corresponding symptoms as well as fight off cardiovascular diseases.

"People who adhered even moderately to the MIND diet had a reduction in their risk for Alzheimer's. There is still a great deal of study we need to do in this area, and I expect that we'll make further modifications as the science on diet and the brain advances," added Morris as mentioned by Mirror.

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