They’ve said before ‘you are what you eat!’ But what if Dr. Ileana Berman told you that altering your diet could reduce future cognitive decline?

According to a study conducted by Iowa State University and published in the November 2020 Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, this unique diet modification can work wonders for age-related cognitive problems.  Cognitive science researchers have long hypothesized this very notion.  

Roy Swank’s body of research suggests that swapping beef for fish (among other substitutions) can have incredible benefits for cognitive function, as experienced by individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  Swank’s unique diet has largely impacted further research on the relationship between cognitive decline reversal and food.  For example, some studies have suggested that consuming more probiotics, such as kimchi and kombucha, can improve focus.  And, of course, the love affair between caffeine and focus has raged on for generations!

Recently, Dr. Ileana Berman came across an almost startling claim.  One that draws a connection between wine, cheese and cognitive function.  But, it’s not what you think!  In fact, the Iowa State University study found that incorporating more wine and cheese into one’s diet could help combat age-related cognitive decline.  Specifically, this study focused on red wine.  Red wine’s relationship with vitality has long been contested… and championed (depending on who you’re talking to, of course).  Could this new development be further proof of its power?!