So popular nowadays Mediterranean diet consists mainly of foods containing large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that are responsible for many processes in the body, significantly improving memory and clarity of thought. But the consumption of red meat and dairy products in the diet is limited.
American scientists have conducted studies that have investigated the diet of 17 thousand people and their mental abilities. It was found that the indicators of deficit thinking was significantly decreased when using certain products, 7% of participants improved memory and cognitive abilities. In addition, 29% decreased risk of developing mental disorders among people who follow the Mediterranean diet. Recall that the basis of the diet are foods with a high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids: legumes, fish, Flaxseed, walnuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Scientists from many countries believe that the only way to improve their status in old age is proper nutrition. Currently there are no such drugs that could drastically affect the diseases associated with age-related mental decline. The only prevention of the onset of symptoms of dementia - balanced diet that contains sufficient amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.
It has been proven positive effects of the Mediterranean diet on the cardiovascular system. People who hold this kind of power, the risk of developing heart disease is reduced by one third.