You are probably well aware that the key to maintaining a healthy mind is a well-balanced diet. Keeping a proper diet is sometimes both time and money-consuming, and not everyone is able to cope with these requirements. You should always do your best to do so, however, since quite a few recent studies have suggested that certain diets – oddly enough, often diets that are good for the heart – also help slow memory loss and other forms of brain aging. Such diets may even help with diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Some of the diets that have shown decent results include the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, and the MIND diet. All three of these may reduce people’s risks of cognitive decline – something that pills have not yet been successful in doing, despite people believing that they amount to the same effect.
Heidi Weng, an assistant professor of nutrition at Utah State University thinks that the real money is on real food, and definitely not on the pills. She adds:
“There’s probably a synergistic effect from the nutrients found in whole foods that you just can’t get when you take a supplement.”
So, to sum it up – if you have the funds required and the time available to follow one of these three recommended diets, don’t bother with supplement pills; instead, focus on all the delicious food you can eat while at the same time protecting your mind and body.