Source: | Story Posted: December 16, 2011 | Category: Recipes & Cooking

Think Mediterranean

In addition to recommending the Mediterranean diet for weight control, it’s being recommended for possibly slowing mental decline as one ages. Research has shown that foods typical of this diet – vegetables, legumes, fruits and low saturated-fat oil like canola – have protective effects and can improve brain function. Try a sample meal from the Med diet, Kale, Apple and Lentil Soup, which uses canola oil.