Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion 12 September 2016 a Mediterranean diet Rich in plant foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts, leafy greens and olive oil, but relatively low in red meat and dairy, a Mediterranean diet isn’t just good for your physical health by lowering the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke. A team of Australian scientists has recently concluded that it also contributes to a healthy mind, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease while improving cognitive functioning. They found that people on a Mediterranean diet tend to exhibit enhanced memory, attention, and language skills. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty Medical 'Natural killer' cell infusion may help leukaemia patients Diet and nutrition How to make sure you achieve your goals Medical Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink Parenting Bond between kids and parents has long-term health benefits Medical Heavy drinking can harm the ageing brain From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.