It’s only been four months since The MIND Diet book launched, and in that time I’ve gotten so many great comments and questions via e-mail. I thought I’d go ahead and get some answers out to everyone here, and also open my “office hours” to even more of your questions (see the bottom of this post for a link to a super-quick form to submit questions, and a chance to win a copy of the book).
The response has been amazing. Thank you for the kind words, getting your own copy of the book, letting others know about the book, or doing all three! The book has had success on the Amazon best-seller’s list for Alzheimer’s & Dementia books, and I’m so glad this simple and evidence-based healthy eating pattern is getting attention.Office Hours are open - ask me anything about the MIND diet! http://svy.mk/2jao6sL Click To Tweet
This Month’s Hot Topic
The number one question I’ve received this month is about eggs and how they fit in the MIND diet. Since they’re not specifically included or excluded in the MIND diet research, people are left wondering if it’s ok to eat eggs.Q: Are eggs ok on the MIND diet? Answer #ontheblog. Click To Tweet
The Answer on Eggs in the MIND Diet
It’s true, eggs are not called out in the MIND diet one way or another.
I included many recipes in the book and on
this website that do include eggs because they are a nutritious, convenient, and affordable protein food, offering important nutrients such as vitamin D, choline, and lean protein. But wait, there’s more.
A new study just came out this month that showed how eating eggs improved cognitive performance. There were improvements in verbal fluency as well as frontal lobe functioning, which is an area of the brain that helps with problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, judgement, impulse control, and social and sexual behavior. Just to clear up any lingering doubts, it also showed that dietary cholesterol and egg intake are not associated with risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This is more eggscellent (sorry, I had to) news for omelet lovers everywhere.
The study was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and was conducted over about 22 years among nearly 2500 older Finnish men.
Ask Me Another!
What else do you want to know? I’m all ears. Please let me know in this really quick questionnaire. As a thank you for your time, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the book, too!
No Really, I’m Dying to Hear From You
What do you want to know about the MIND diet, or nutrition for brain health in general? Want to know more about the science? Or maybe something closer to home, like how to meal plan with MIND diet foods, or healthy alternatives for the brain-harming foods in your fridge.
I really really honestly and truly enjoy hearing your questions, and want to know what you want to know. 🙂 Please let me know in this really quick questionnaire. And don’t forget, there’s a sign up in that questionnaire for a chance to win a copy of the book, too!