The MIND Diet
Recent studies have shown that the brain-healthy MIND diet can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by up to 53%. Developed by Dr. Martha Clare Morris at Rush University Medical Center, MIND stands for “Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay”. The MIND diet takes the Mediterranean diet as well as the DASH diet and creates an eating plan that has a significant impact in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. It emphasizes eating from 10 brain-healthy food groups, and avoiding eating from 5 unhealthy food groups.
Our Discovering Connections group (an early-stage engagement program at the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Chapter) created a cookbook consisting of easy to follow recipes that they enjoyed in their personal lives. This activity provided individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s who experience early memory loss with a greater sense of independence with meal preparation. The following recipe is inspired by their food memories from the cookbook:
This Apple Sandwich will make snacking so simple and scrumptious!
- 1 apple
- Almond butter
- Core the apple and slice into rings.
- Generously spread almond butter on one apple slice.
- Sprinkle granola over almond butter and top with another apple slice.
- Repeat using remaining apple slices and almond butter. Enjoy!
Other Recipes to Try
- Granola Crunch Apple Peanut Butter Wraps
- Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Toast
- Blueberry Pistachio Apple Sandwich
- Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites
Check out our Pinterest to find other yummy MIND Diet Snacks!