Eat your way to a better brain

When it comes to dementia, don't count on Big Pharma to bail you out. You've got to start thinking about your diet and all of the healthy living plans out there like the Mediterranean diet.

Big Pharma's got nothing to prevent the disease... nothing to cure it... nothing to significantly ease the symptoms... and nothing that can even slow it down.

But that doesn't mean you've got nothing.

You've got me in your corner, and I've got the simple, safe and effective answers they don't want you to know about -- including the actions you can take entirely on your own right now to make sure you never get this devastating disease.

Let's start with your diet, because diet alone can do what all the drugs in the pharmacy can't: They can keep dementia and Alzheimer's disease at bay -- and the best diet for saving your brain just so happens to be the same diet I've been recommending to you for weight loss and overall cardiovascular health.

It's a delicious and diverse healthy eating plan called the Mediterranean diet, loaded with the foods you already love, like fatty fish, olives, nuts, lean meats, whole grains and all the fresh produce you can handle.

In one new analysis, researchers looked at data from a dozen studies -- one clinical trial and nine observational studies -- and found that the closer you stick to this diet, the lower your risk of getting the disease.

And this wasn't just from one or two of the studies, either. Nine of the 12 studies in the analysis all found that this diet can prevent the disease.

That's right in line with a study I told you about earlier this year that found that the Mediterranean diet can slash your dementia risk by a fifth.

It's no secret why it works. The Mediterranean diet is rich in brain-friendly nutrients, especially the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, the healthy fats in nuts and olive oil and the delicious antioxidants found in other Mediterranean staples such as chocolate.

Yes, folks, it's a diet that allows chocolate.

What's not to love about that?

Of course, that's not even close to everything the Mediterranean diet can do for you. This diet is proven in clinical trials to help protect the heart and prevent heart attacks and stroke, and it's the single best way to lose weight and keep it off.

But let me get back to dementia today, and another critical step you can take to help avoid the disease -- especially if you're getting up there in years.

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