A recent study shows people who stick to a Mediterranean diet have better brain function at mid-life than those who eat other types of diets.
The study examined eating habits of more than 2,000 adults, while in their thirties, and then looked at their brain function 25 and 30 years later.
Researchers found those who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 46% less likely to have poor brain function at mid-life than those who ate other diets.
Doctors say the Mediterranean diet is likely helpful for brain function because it relies on vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
People who eat the Mediterranean diet also tend to have an easier time sticking to it because they don’t feel deprived.
That’s because the diet allows for limited amounts of red wine, dark chocolate, and quality dairy.