Researches have managed to provide evidence of diet being closely linked to health over the past two decades. While the findings discovered during the research of food and health where sometimes contradicting each other and confusing us it is clear that food matters. While there are somewhere around 4.5 million Americas with Alzheimer’s disease and there is no cure it has been found that your diet can reduce the change of developing the disease.
There have been studies done of what people ate and whether or not Alzheimer’s disease developed. Those that are on low fat and low calorie diets reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s. The theory is that diets high in these lead to more oxidation of the brain and in turn cause more damage.
*Your vitamin intake.
Foods containing a lot of vitamin E were found to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Using oil-based salad dressings, and eating fortified cereals, green leafy vegetables, cantaloupe, seeds and nuts that contain antioxidants to help fight the process of oxidation in the brain that leads to a deteriorating mental status will help in the fight against developing Alzheimer’s disease. Also vitamins A and C are known to help rid the body of toxins that cause mental deterioration such as peroxide.
It has been discovered that vitamin B-12 and B-6 assists in the fight against high homocysteine levels which have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This is true if there is a folic acid deficiency as well.
Vitamins should be taken in the right amounts and not overdone.
*Are you paying attention to your fat intake?
N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been linked to a reduced risk as well. Studies have shown that those who ate fish at least once a week had 60% less of a chance to develop Alzheimer’s. These contain substances that share similarities to substances found in the gray matter of the brain. This is the area that sends signals to the brain for learning and storing of memories.
Lending credibility to finding having to do with a person’s diet include that some with Alzheimer’s have an abnormality in the blood protein that helps to rid the body of cholesterol. Reducing your overall fat intake focusing on the fats in meats has been found to be helpful in decreasing the chances of Alzheimer’s disease later in life also.
*Do Herbal supplements help?
Though not yet confirmed it is believed that some herbal supplements such as Ginkgo biloba will help with the improvement of memory. It is suggested that type to diabetes be managed or delayed, along with other debilitating conditions that come with aging. It is a danger to take too many supplements in your diet.
*Maintain your health.
A health weight along with regular exercise will help in retaining ones’ physical health. Red wine is recommended in moderation to help with health issues. Reducing fat from especially from meat and other sources is highly recommended.
It is believed that those that are physically healthier are at a lower risk of developing this horrible disease just as those that are more mentally active throughout their lifetime are less likely to develop it.
These are just a few of the attributes to look for in the foods you eat that have been found to help decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life.