Archive for the ‘Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition’ Category
Nuts have been an important source of protein in the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years. Nuts native to the temperate climate of the Mediterranean region include: Almonds, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Pine nuts, Pistachios, and Walnuts
Before chocolate, before bread, and before butter, there was cheese. Discover some cheeses of the Mediterranean including Halloumi, Feta and Labane. To find even more delicious Mediterranean recipes please visit: Mediterranean Foods Alliance (MFA)
6 favorite tips for savoring a delicious, wholesome, plant-based Mediterranean diet! The Mediterranean lifestyle has made a significant impact around the world—both on flavor and health. A wide range of health benefits have been credited to this eating style, including lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a healthy weight, and even brain protection.
There are numerous scientific studies to support the idea that diet, and a Mediterranean Diet in particular, can mitigate the negative effects of aging, such as chronic disease, frailty, cognitive impairment, and depression. Read on for a summary of some recent nutrition science research, and check out the health studies page on the Oldways website to learn more.
Senior Living Residences’ chefs are constantly raising the culinary bar of our Grab Your Passport program which takes residents on a virtual trip across the globe through arts, education and cuisine. […]
Senior Living Residences’ communities are staunch advocates for brain healthy nutrition. Follow these simple guidelines from our Brain Healthy Cooking Program at home to improve your cognitive health!
The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, herbs, spices, and seafood and can help seniors enjoy increased mental acuteness and higher energy levels, plus it aids in resisting disease and improves the immune system.
Dark Chocolate’s benefit for the brain is both direct, and indirect through improved heart and blood sugar-related health. Clinical research trials suggest that dark chocolate and pure cocoa are as powerful as tea, red wine and berries in enhancing some aspects of heart health.
A variety of green leafy and brightly colored vegetables, as well as dried beans and peas and low sodium vegetable juice, are essential to brain and body health.
In honor of Mediterranean Diet Month I’d like to highlight an exciting study on the Mediterranean Diet that has been getting lots of press conference recently.