Including beef, chicken or pork in your Mediterranean diet could help stave off , a study suggests.
Researchers from the University of , San Diego, found that a modified version of the famous diet that incorporated foods from the typical low-carb, high fat, keto diet reduced levels of a neurotransmitter in the brain linked with cognitive decline.
The Mediterranean diet usually includes fish, beans and nuts as its main source of protein, but this research shows it can be expanded to other high-fat meats too.
Whether meat is healthy for a person is under much debate.While many have highlighted the value of in previous research, more data is starting to come out .
Researchers found that a Mediterranean diet that uses beef or chicken instead of fish could be more valuable to the brain in people with cognitive issues (file photo)
The Mediterranean diet features a heavy dose of fish, nuts, berries, whole grains and other goods.
It is part of the local cuisine in countries such as Greece, Spain and other countries on the south end of Europe.
In past decades, researchers started to find that people who lived in these regions had lower rates of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.
Over time, they learned that this was because of their diet.Specifically, the fatty oils in fish and olive oil have been pointed to as a wonder for Alzheimer’s prevention.
Now, in new research published in the, researchers found that mixing the famous diet with the keto diet can be just as valuable.
The keto diet has risen in popularity in recent years.It cuts out nearly all carbs, and instead replaces the body’s primary energy source with fat.
Subscribers to the diet will often avoid bread and other foods, instead focusing on non-starchy vegetables and meats.