As many of you may know, I’m a big fan of a Mediterranean-style diet. It’s arguably the most famous of all the whole-food, plant-based diets, and for good reason. For over four decades, a growing body of research has confirmed its benefits for heart health, blood sugar balance, cognitive function and beyond. Now, emerging research suggests that this style of eating could be even better for brain health, depending on the foods you eat.
There’s no debate that if we are to feed the growing global population—now approaching 7.9 billion—we need a more sustainable approach to food production. Our moon shot, say the experts, is a flexitarian diet, a largely plant-based diet with a moderate amount of animal-based foods. (For more details, see my post on the flexitarian diet.)
But just how flexible do we need to be to improve diet quality and to make a meaningful difference in our personal health? Continue reading A Healthy Body Weight Starts Here