In 2015, researchers at Rush University Medical Center presented a diet to combat the degenerative disease. The MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) shows potential for lowering the risk of Alzheimer's by more than 50%. According to the study results, even people who do not strictly follow the diet could reduce their risk of dementia-related diseases.


1. Spinach and Other Leafy Greens

Consuming about six servings per week of spinach and other leafy greens such as kale, collard greens, broccoli, and turnip and mustard greens could have a positive impact on future mental health. These vegetables offer a wealth of nutrients including vitamin A, E, and C, deficiency of which may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. These vitamins help fight oxidative stress, a factor in the death of brain cells. Leafy greens are also a rich source of folate, a type of B vitamin linked with brain health.

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