Brain Food: Mediterranean Diet


The tastiest way to prevent a stroke? Go Mediterranean. When it comes to food, “the Mediterranean diet may reduce stroke risk,” said Alex Abou-Chebl, MD, an interventional neurologist at Baptist Health Louisville. Work the diet’s key components into your meal planning by:

  • Eating lots of plant-based foods such as fruits, and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with olive oil
  • Using herbs and spices for flavor in place of salt
  • Limiting your red meat intake
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week