MIND Diet Apple Sandwiches to Help Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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:

Recipe

This Apple Sandwich will make snacking so simple and scrumptious!

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • Almond butter
  • Granola

Directions

  1. Core the apple and slice into rings.
  2. Generously spread almond butter on one apple slice.
  3. Sprinkle granola over almond butter and top with another apple slice.
  4. Repeat using remaining apple slices and almond butter. Enjoy!

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The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.