Most people believed that Alzheimer’s is inevitable for them, especially if family members have had it. However, not all cases are genetic. It is now beyond question that food affects our brain and the cognitive decline leading up to it.
If you want to keep you brain brain healthy, you should stay away from saturated fats which are mostly found in animal protein, trans fats, excess iron, copper and aluminum. You should also include the following foods in your diet.
- Berries could help keep a brain healthy and ward off mental effects of ageing when one eats a handful of berries a day. It is thought as the “housekeeper” in our brain, keeping the brain healthy even in old age.
- Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E, which lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Vitamin E promoted healthy blood vessels that produce oxygen-rich blood, a vital element to a keeping a brain healthy.
- Walnuts are a nutrient dense food. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the kind of fat the brain needs. They also contain Vitamin E and flavonoid which help keep the brain healthy.
- Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C. Plaque build-ups in the brain are the trademark of Alzheimer’s disease, and Vitamin C helps dissolves those build-ups.
- Fruit and vegetable juice – Sometimes, drinking your fruits and vegetables is beneficial for your brain due to its high concentration of polyphenols and flavonoids.
- Green leafy vegetables are a good source of silicon. This trace element hinders the absorption of aluminum in the intestine, a mineral considered related to the onset of this disease.
- Salmon and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that older adults who consumed fish once a week are 60% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But, in order to preserve the omega-3 fatty acids, fish must be grilled or baked – not fried.
In addition to keeping a brain healthy through proper diet, physical exercise, getting enough sleep and getting intellectual stimulation through reading, doing puzzles, and taking classes are also recommended.
To your health and wellness
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