Alzheimers prevention: These foods may help

Mediterranean-style diet found to have positive effects on memory

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Did you know that a simple diet change could help prevent Alzheimer's?

According to a new study, ditching pizza and pasta for a Mediterranean-style diet could help.

The study found that people who ate a Mediterranean style diet did much better on memory tests than those who ate a Western-style diet high in saturated fat and sugar.

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The people who stuck to a Mediterranean style diet also had fewer Alzheimer's-related proteins in their spinal fluid.

But what is a Mediterranean style diet? Lots of plant-based foods like vegetables, nuts and beans.

You should also avoid sugar heavy treats and processed foods.

But it's not all boring - wine and full-fats are an important part of a Mediterranean style diet. A glass of wine a day and eat foods high in unsaturated fats, like olive oil, is all good.

Looks like a Mediterranean style diet is the ultimate brain food.