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??Maple Cinnamon Oats and Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Fruit will make breakfast time a no brainer!
- 1 cup vanilla (or plain) greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
- 2 Tbsp old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp apple pie spice
- In a small bowl or ramekin, mix oats, maple and apple pie spice. Set aside.
- In your serving dish, layer greek yogurt and berries. Then top with cinnamon oats and serve!
Other Recipes to Try
- Granola Parfait with Peaches and Blueberries
- Yogurt Parfait Popsicles
- Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits
- Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts with Greek Yogurt and Berries
- Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark
Check out our Pinterest for other MIND Diet Breakfast Ideas!