The diet that defeats stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s, and more

The rules of the Mediterranean diet are simple. Focus on foods like fish, lean protein, nuts, fresh veggies, and healthy fats and oils.

Sound familiar? It should. Because it’s very similar to my New Hamptons Health Miracle.

And believe me, there’s a reason why I’m always telling you to eat this way. A lot of them, in fact. But today, I want to talk about one of the bigger ones–and to share the results of a new study on just what makes this way of eating so miraculous.

A team of Greek researchers recently analyzed a total of 22 studies that explored diet’s influence on brain diseases. And they found that high adherence to the Mediterranean was linked to a significantly lower risk of ischemic stroke, depression, and cognitive impairment (including dementia and Alzheimer’s).

Moderate dietary adherence was also tied to lower risk of depression and cognitive impairment. But the effect on stroke in this case was only marginal. (Which just drives home the point I’m always making. Consistency is key, especially where your health is concerned.)

The study authors’ conclusion: The Mediterranean diet might play a major role in preventing brain diseases. And obviously, I couldn’t agree more. And the additions I’ve made to it with my New Hamptons Health Miracle only strengthen these benefits.

As far as I’m concerned, adopting my New Hamptons Health Miracle today is the smartest thing you can do for your health in a lot more ways than one.

“Mediterranean diet, stroke, cognitive impairment, and depression: A meta-analysis.” Ann Neurol. 2013 May 30.