Using Food to Preserve Brain Health After a Stroke

A heart-healthy diet that includes and limits certain foods appears to delay the onset of dementia.

When it comes to heart health, the Mediterranean diet is the winner. The DASH diet is the best choice for patients with high blood pressure. Both diets have shown some ability to protect the brain from cognitive decline. Now it appears that a diet composed of those brain-beneficial foods may help shield stroke survivors from developing dementia within 10 years after their stroke.
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