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Food that fights Alzheimer's ... and what to avoid!
Everyone emphasis how important eating healthy is for your heart. There is growing evidence that the same goes for your brain.
Eating healthy for your brain is very important in our modern, busy society.
Here are 10 healthy brain frood groups that I want to bring under your attention
Green leafy vegetables
Frequent servings of leavy grean veggies like Kale, spinach, broccoli are essential! They are packed with Vitamin A, VitaminC, minerals and other important nurtients. Eating a salad a day, or at least one other vegetable a day will help to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's.
Berries are one of the most potent foods in protecting your brain. They are packed with vitamins and contain high levels of anti-oxidants, compounds that protect cells from damage by harmful free radicals. Berry fruits change the way neurons in the brain communicate. These changes in signalling can prevent inflammation in the brain that contribute to neuronal damage and imporve both motor control and cognition.
Berries to eat are, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. Luckily a tasty fruit that everyone loves!
Nuts are a good snack for brain health. Nuts are healthy in fats, fiber and anti-oxidants. They also lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Eat nuts at least 4 - 5 times a week.
Whole grain products
Whole grains are packed with nutrients including protein, fiber, B Vitamins, antioxidants and trace minerals like iron, zinc, copper and magnesium. A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce heart disease, insulin resistance and obesity.
Three servings a day is recommended
Eating fish is associated with lots of health benefits including lowering triglycerides, blood pressure, Alzheimer prevention and reducing the risk of heart disease.It strengthens the mind and ease movement by the body. Omega 3 fatty acids are good fats that our body can't make itself. Salmon, Sardines, Rainbow trout, Tuna and Tilapia are 5 types of fish you can eat 4 - 5 times a week.
Cook of fry fish properly! Fish can contain salmonella and bacterium, which cooking will kill when temperature of 145 degrees is obtained. Always buy fresh fish from a good source.
Poultry is also a valuable food to eat. It is rich in B vitamins,minerals, it is fat-soluble and has proteins of good nutritional quality. Eat poultry 2 times a week.
Olive oil / Coconut oil
Olive oil contains a large amount of anti-oxidants which are important to fight Alzheimer's.
There is a growing body of evidence that cococut oil offers some health benefits, internally and externally. It is very good to help fight back against Alzheimer's disease, and many more that we all can benefit by using Coconut oit.
It is recommended to drink a glass of red wine every day, 125 ml to be exact though!
Grapes are rich in many anti-oxidants. These include resveratrol, catechin, epicatechin and proanthocyanidins. Resveratrol and proanthocyanidins are believed to be responsible for the health benefits in red wine. Resveratrol in wine is low, so it is a good idea to get a supplement high in anti-oxidants too.
Coffee and Chocolate (dark)
Naturo's Anti Oxidant is recommended
Cut back on the following!!!
Red meat / processed meat
Red meat isn't bad in general. The meat derived from a cow that was born and raised in a factory, fed grain-based feed and given growth hormones and antibiotics are not what we need for our body. Free range meat (grass fed, organic meat) is a much better bet. It is a great source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, zinc, creatine and various other nutrients. Organic red meat is also much more expensive. Rather limit red meat to no more than 3 times a week to protect your brain.
Stick margarine / food that containing diacetyl and nitrate
Pastries and sweets
Fried food and fast food