How Does Diet Help in Preventing Alzheimer’s

Fitness is not just about a desirable frame or workouts, it should inevitably be a preventive strategy against ailments and more about healthy lifestyle choices.Fitblink incorporates extensively the less discussed preventive measures in our daily blog posts.One such prevention pillar is a healthy diet.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia affecting 1 in 5 adults . Brain healthy diet and lifestyle choices definitely prevent memory loss. Some diet tips that really does the difference-

Mediterranean Mania

  • A traditional Mediterranean diet consisting of large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil — coupled with physical activity — reduces the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.Researchers speculate that the Mediterranean diet may improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels and overall blood vessel health — all factors that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids - DHA found in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. Food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, and sardines. You can also supplement with fish oil.
  • Pump up the fruits and vegetables - When it comes to fruits and vegetables, the more the better. Eat up across the color spectrum to maximize protective antioxidants and vitamins. Superfoods to emphasize include green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and berries.
  • Stock up on Nuts
  • Walnuts, almonds, cashews,stock up on everyone.Nuts contain healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants, acting as a brilliant snack for a brainy brunch!
  • Avoid trans fats and saturated fats - These fats can cause inflammation and produce free radicals — both of which are hard on the brain. Reduce your consumption by avoiding full-fat dairy products, red meat, fast food, fried foods, and packaged and processed foods. Watch out for trans fats on labels, where they are listed as “partially hydrogenated oils.” To reduce Alzheimer’s risk, focus on healthy fats.
  • Exercise and plenty of water - Regular physical exercise can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.Exercise can also slow further deterioration in those who have already started to develop cognitive problems. Research suggests that exercise protects against Alzheimer’s by stimulating the brain’s ability to maintain old connections as well as make new ones. And Plenty of water is always beneficial.

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