By GinaEastabrooks
2 years ago

5 foods to prevent Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease may be even more scary than cancer. One in three over 80s will be a victim. However, a good diet can help reduce the risk of suffering from it.

1. Foods rich in folate

Physicians have known for a long time that folate deficiency causes difficulties in performing certain cognitive tasks. However, according to the results of recent studies, even a slight deficiency produces the same effect, because folate - as well as vitamins B6 and B12 - helps regulate the level of homocysteine, amino acid that has negative effects on the brain. and can significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Fortunately, dietary folate (spinach, enriched cereals) can delay cognitive decline.

2. Fat fish, walnuts and olive oil

According to recent studies, these foods would help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. A single serving of salmon, herring or white tuna per week would be enough to delay the decline in cognitive abilities by 10%. The effectiveness of the fish is due to its omega-3 content, especially DHA, which is not surprising since the latter plays a vital role in the normal development of the brain. In addition, all omega-3s, such as those found in common nuts, flaxseed and olive oil, fight inflammation, known to promote the formation of amyloid substance.

3. Foods rich in vitamins C and E

The brain is a particularly dynamic organ: it is the seat of a multitude of cellular, chemical and electrical processes intended to regulate the various functions of the organism. However, these processes result in the production of free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage cells, contribute to amyloid formation and accelerate mental decline.

Foods rich in antioxidants neutralize free radicals. The results of large-scale studies indicate that eating foods rich in vitamins C and E such as broccoli, strawberry and almond can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

4. Foods or drinks rich in flavonoids

To defend against solar radiation and hungry herbivores, plants develop polyphenols; flavonoids, which are also antioxidants, are among the most effective polyphenols. Apple, blueberry, cranberry and grapefruit are full of flavonoids, as well as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, kidney beans or Lima, onion, peas and spinach. Researchers have found that people who drink fruit or vegetable juice three times a week are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

5. Powdered curry

In India, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease is lower than in many Western countries. It may be that turmeric, which is part of the curry powder, has something to do with it. This spice contains curcumin, a substance that gives it its yellow color and, in laboratory studies or animal studies, has proven to be a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-amyloid compound. It binds to amyloid proteins, preventing them from forming plaques. She seems to be attacking Alzheimer's disease in three ways. Studies have shown that people who consume a lot of curries have a particularly good brain compared to people who consume less.
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