I spent the weekend in Solana Beach inadvertently eating a Mediterranean diet, and came back feeling sharp and refreshed. Smoked salmon, white fish ceviche, tuna sushi, fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads were on the menu. I didn’t want red meat, wasn’t having a hankering for potatoes and I was uncharacteristically not in a huge cheese mood.
Then I read this article about how the Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s by 53 percent. Apart from moments when I can’t find my sunglasses or remember George Takei’s name (that happened today), I’m not at the age where I’m terribly worried about losing my memory. But I found the article interesting because the Mediterranean diet has been known to be a heart-healthy diet, and I wasn’t surprised to learn that it can also lead to a healthy mind. Heart, mind, it’s all connected. You really are what you eat.Read More