Food that help prevent Alzheimer's
Food that have been known to prevent Alzheimer's and support a healthy lifestyle
Leading a healthy lifestyle will certainly help you when you’re older and there are certain foods that will help our minds, preventing conditions like Alzheimers.
- Vegetables are first on our list. Leafy greens like kale, chard and spinach are great and full of goodness. Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts which have been linked to lower levels of cognitive decline as we get older.
- Oily fish like tuna, salmon, mackerel and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are great for boosting memory as well as keeping a healthy brain. For more omega-3 fatty acids then beans, nuts and olive oil are great.
- Olive oil includes an ingredient called oleocanthal which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It has been found to help break down the amyloid plaques associated with Alzhiemers.
- A pricier option than olive oil is old pressed virgin coconut oil that is full of goodness. It acts as a natural antibiotic, antioxidant and helps improve the body’s insulin, boosts thyroid function and is also good for the heart as it has no cholesterol or trans-fats. You can use coconut oil for cooking and baking.
- Berries and cherries contain anthocyanin which protects the brain from damage caused by radicals. Berries and fruits like blueberries, blackberries, plums have anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and lots of vitamins like C and E.
- Beans and legumes like peas, chickpeas, lentils contain magnesium, iron and potassium which are good for brain function.
- Coffee and chocolate! The caffeine and antioxidants in these yummy foods may help ward off age- related memory impairment. And Caffeine has been used as therapeutics against Alzhiemers.
- Tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, beetroot and pumpkin are all high in vitamin A, Folate and iron which help cognition. Just make sure not to overcook them as you don’t want to lose all their nutrients.
- Cinnamon, sage, turmeric and cumin can all help break up brain plaque and reduce inflammation of the brain which can cause memory issues related to dementia and Alzheimer. These can be used in curries, stews, soups or pies.
- Nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts all contain omega-3, omega-6, vitamin E and magnesium which are great for boosting memory
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