Healthy Living

Do Fruits and Vegetables Really Reduce MS Symptoms?

Have you heard of the MIND Diet?

According to a study that appeared in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, the MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neutodegenerative Delay. It's a Mediterranean-DASH hybrid diet.

Each of these diets has been linked to cognitive decline prevention. 

If you'd like to start up the MIND diet, incorporate the following:

  • Whole grains 
  • Leafy greens
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Poultry
  • Olive oil
  • Wine (yes, wine! No more than 5 oz./day)

Studies have shown that most MIND-eaters were almost half as likely to develop cognitively degenerating diseases such as Alzheimer's. If you already live with MS, the MIND diet can help you better protect yourself. It's been proven to be much more effective than the Mediterranean or DASH diets alone.