Diet for the MIND: The Latest Science on What to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline -- From the Creator of the MIND Diet

Diet for the MIND: The Latest Science on What to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline -- From the Creator of the MIND Diet

by Martha Clare Morris


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From the creator of the MIND diet, the authoritative guide to eating for a healthy brain and optimal cognitive function.

Several factors play into whether you will suffer from cognitive decline and develop Alzheimer's disease — lifestyle, health conditions, environment, and genetics, for example. But now there is scientific evidence indicating that diet plays a bigger role in brain health than we ever thought before. In Diet for the MIND, one of the leaders in this research provides an easy, non-invasive, and effective way to prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease through diet and lifestyle.

There are specific foods and nutrients that are important for keeping the brain functioning optimally, and also foods to limit because they can cause brain injury. With 80 delicious recipes for every occasion, Diet for the MIND is your roadmap to a healthy brain — for life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316441155
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 92,236
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Martha Clare Morris is the Assistant Provost for Community Research and the Director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging and the MIND Center for Brain Health at Rush University in Chicago. She received her doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is the Principal Investigator of multiple studies that investigate dietary risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline, and other common chronic conditions of older people.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Where the Heart and Mind Meet ix

Part I Mind-Healthy Science

Chapter 1 Cognitive Decline and Dementia 3

Chapter 2 Essential Nutrients for the Brain 33

Chapter 3 Foods for Everyday Eating 53

Chapter 4 Foods to Eat Every Week 69

Chapter 5 Brainless Foods That Harm the Mind 87

Chapter 6 Comparing the Mediterranean, DASH, and MIND Diets 103

Part II Mind-Healthy Lifestyle and Recipes

Chapter 7 Create Your Healthiest Life 119

Chapter 8 Breakfast 139

Chapter 9 Whole Grains 151

Chapter 10 Leafy Greens 167

Chapter 11 Other Vegetables 181

Chapter 12 Beans and Legumes 195

Chapter 13 Seafood and Poultry 211

Chapter 14 Entertaining 225

Chapter 15 Snacks and Desserts 239

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 255

Index 261

What People are Saying About This

MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and author of Eat, Drink, - Walter Willett

“Dr. Morris has been the leading researcher internationally on diet and cognitive function; in the highly readable Diet for the MIND she summarizes current evidence on this important topic. The conclusion is clear: the right dietary choices can greatly reduce our risk of memory loss and dementia. As we are all at risk of these disabling conditions, I recommend this book to everyone.”

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rkfall More than 1 year ago
Diet For The Mind by Martha Clare Morris is a book I desired to read to learn more about food and how it affects the brain. I know people who are affected by dementia and other things like that so I have a desire to learn more about this. This book is broken down into 2 parts with 15 separate chapters that seem to meet all the needs to learn more about how food affects our brains. To go along with her research she included 80 recipes. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.