There is a diet that for many years has already achieved the best results in the fight against the common ailments of civilization: the LOGI method. Whether in the prevention or treatment of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, lipid metabolism disorders such as high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol, whether for the follow-up of non-alcoholic fatty liver, against high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome or simply “just” to stay in shape – with the help of the LOGI method it is all possible , .
Significant improvements in metabolism succeed with the LOGI method even without accompanying weight loss, an advantage that no diet has. In addition, the LOGI method is easy to implement, undogmatic and therefore extremely suitable for everyday use. Also, neither calories nor fat or bread units must be counted, complicated calculations are likewise unnecessary. And: With LOGI there are no prohibitions.
The basic features of the LOGI method were developed in the USA to combat obesity. The Munich based nutritionist Dr. Nicolai Worm adapted it to local conditions, developed it further and made it known in Germany. In the meantime, the LOGI method has been applied in practice for more than 15 years. When LOGI diet was developed, the focus was not primarily on brain health, but on insulin resistance – which we now know, however, impairs cognitive abilities just like high blood sugar levels and is typical of many cases of Alzheimer’s dementia.
It was shown in Irish seniors that a diet with a high glycemic load is unfavorable for brain performance: those who ate a lot of meat and white bread and few fruits and vegetables performed worse in the Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) . LOGI is based on meals with a low glycemic load. This involves selecting and combining foods in a way that avoids high blood sugar spikes and requires little insulin to metabolize them. This explains the name, because LOGI means “LOw Glycemic and Insulinemic Diet”: dietary method to promote low blood sugar and insulin levels.
With a few additions, LOGI therefore seems ideal for the prevention of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia. Because LOGI diet:
- combines plenty of plant foods with moderate amounts of high-quality animal foods, ensuring high nutrient density and plenty of fiber.
- Is based on fresh basic foods that are gently prepared. This minimizes the intake of problem substances such as trans fatty acids and AGEs (Advanced Glycation Endproducts) from food processing. AGEs are formed in the body when sugars react with the body’s own proteins. When blood sugar levels are elevated, AGEs can accumulate in the body and cause damage to blood vessels, for example.
- Reduces starch- and sugar-rich foods, which lowers the glycemic load of meals and avoids blood sugar and insulin spikes.
- Relies on healthy fats and high-quality protein sources, which also supports brain and vascular health.
- Provides excellent and lasting satiety, which helps prevent obesity.
- helps keeping sugar and fat metabolism in balance, but also blood pressure and intestinal flora.
- is able to counteract insulin resistance, inflammation and oxidative stress.