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Plant-Based Dietary Patterns, Plant Foods, and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

This review article published in the November 2019 supplement of the Advances in Nutrition journal.  The authors reviewed research to examine whether a more plant-centric diet prevents or delays cognitive decline in elderly adults.  They concluded that “plant-based diets can ameliorate (Webster definition: to make better) cognitive decline,” but more research is required. Abstract: The

2020-02-06T15:57:42+00:00February 5th, 2020|Articles|

Neuroprotective diets are associated with better cognitive function: the Health and Retirement Study

Interesting cross-sectional study (analyzes a population at a specific point in time) that evaluated nearly 6,000 people that had an average age of 68 years old.  Data from the 2014 Health and Retirement Study administered by the University of Michigan was analyzed and the researchers concluded that greater adherence to a Mediterranean Diet was associated

2020-02-06T15:56:29+00:00February 5th, 2020|Articles|

Mediterranean Diet and Age-Related Cognitive Decline A Randomized Clinical Trial

This 2015 published random clinical trial (the gold standard in research) is an exciting study.  It evaluated 447 healthy participants and assigned them to 3 distinct diet patterns.  After following the participants for five years, the authors concluded that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil (1 liter/week) or nuts was associated with improved measures

2020-02-06T15:56:00+00:00February 5th, 2020|Articles|

Tuna White Bean Pasta

A straightforward and flavor-filled recipe that incorporates a majority all of the Mediterranean Diet food recommendations: Tuna White Bean Pasta Ingredients: 3 Tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes1-5 oz can tuna packed in water1-15 oz can white beans (Cannellini), drained and rinsed1/4 cup pesto12 oz cooked al-dente, whole grain

2020-02-06T15:52:53+00:00February 4th, 2020|Recipes|

The importance of hydration

Question:  Why is hydration important particularly in those with Parkinson’s Disease? It is August in Central Texas and it is hot!  To “beat the heat”, I’ve started to walk around my neighborhood earlier in the morning.  In these strolls, I noticed many neighbors are watering their plants and lawns on a regular basis to

2020-02-06T15:52:23+00:00February 4th, 2020|News|

Fruit a main staple of a Mediterranean Diet

Question:  The Mediterranean Diet includes eating several servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  How do I make it more exciting to eating fruit? Fruit is a main staple of the Mediterranean Diet and often served as a dessert.  It’s encouraged to eat whole fruit rather than drinking fruit juice because eating the entire

2020-02-06T15:51:54+00:00February 4th, 2020|Featured|

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