What better place to ponder the benefits of the Mediterranean diet than from the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea where I made this video blog.
The Mediterranean diet has certainly garnered a lot of attention, and with good reason. Adherence to this way of eating has been clearly associated with reduced risk for a variety of medical conditions including coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and even dementia.
In a recent report, researchers again demonstrated a significant reduction in risk for cognitive decline in people following the Mediterranean diet. However, when a subgroup added high amounts of olive oil to their regimen, dementia risk was even further reduced.
In this entry, I discuss some of olive oil’s health enhancing properties that may explain why we should consider it to be a brain “super food.”