A new study has found that following a Mediterranean diet and engaging in regular exercise can improve brain function in older adults.
The study involved 60 participants aged between 65 and 79 years old.
Half of the participants followed a Mediterranean diet and engaged in regular exercise, while the other half followed a low-fat diet and did not exercise.
After 12 months, the Mediterranean diet and exercise group showed significant improvements in cognitive function compared to the control group.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, and olive oil.
The study also found that the Mediterranean diet and exercise group had lower levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, which are associated with cognitive decline.
The findings suggest that lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise can have a positive impact on brain health in older adults.
The Mediterranean diet and exercise are already known to have numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.