The high-fat content of cheese means, according to the MIND diet, it should be reserved for special occasions rather than enjoyed every day.
The MIND diet says eating cheese less than once per week is the way forward.
Luckily you don’t have to go cold turkey on red meats, but the MIND diet does say you should limit your intake to less than four times a week.
The MIND diet recommends eating less than one tablespoon of butter a day: so use it wisely!
If you have to have butter on toast, that’s fine, but you’ll have to substitute it elsewhere with olive oil, which gets a big thumbs up from the brains behind the Mediterranean diet.
Pastries and sweets
Pastries, due to their high butter and sugar content, as well as pretty much any processed sweet treat is out according to MIND.
While you should try to reduce this as much as you can, the MIND diet does allow for less than four sweets a week.