Your MIND Diet Plan

9 Vital Foods that Can Protect Your Brain and Help Prevent Dementia

Your MIND Diet Plan

Discover the key nutrients and foods that can reduce the risk of dementia with this groundbreaking eating plan, backed by years of scientific research, and written by the world’s preeminent expert on nutrition and the brain who is also the lead researcher of the new diet designed for brain health called MIND—called the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.

Scientists now know that many factors play into whether you will suffer from cognitive decline and develop Alzheimer’s disease—cardiovascular conditions, physical activity, and positive engagement in life, to name a few. But a growing body of research also shows that what you eat plays a greater role in brain health than was previously understood. The new MIND diet offers an easy, affordable, non-invasive, and effective way to prevent cognitive decline, reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and promote vibrant brain health well into advanced age—through better nutrition.

In this clear, groundbreaking guide, Dr. Morris describes the major risks and preventive factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other common forms of dementia as well as the most important nutrients and foods that help to protect the brain against oxidative and inflammatory injury. Dr. Morris describes five foods to consume every week, and four foods to consume daily to maintain brain health. In addition, she details the five “brainless” foods you should limit in your diet. Delicious and simple recipes by her nutritionist and chef daughter will help you eat healthy week in and week out. You will be surprised to find how many delicious and affordable foods are good for your brain and how easy it is to incorporate them into your diet in a healthful, satisfying way. Discover how to protect your brain so you may live life to its fullest and achieve healthy aging.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781501145476 | 
  • December 2045
List Price $26.00
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Martha Clare Morris
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Martha Clare Morris

Dr. Martha Clare Morris, ScD, holds a doctorate in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and is a professor, Assistant Provost for Community Research, and Director of Nutrition & Nutritional Epidemiology at Rush University. She is the Principal Investigator of studies funded by the National Institutes of Health that investigate dietary risk factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. Dr. Morris lives in Chicago, Illinois.


Laura Morris

Laura Morris, is a Certified Personal Trainer, NPTI, Certified Nutrition Consultant, NPTI, and Certified Chef. She has extensive training with dietary counseling and holds a degree in culinary arts from the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, where she lives.