Doctors have been saying for years that what you eat can affect the health of your heart. Now there is increasing evidence that the same applies to your brain. A new study by scientists at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has shown that a diet plan they have developed can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by as much as 53 percent. Even those who did not follow the diet perfectly, but who followed it “reasonably well”, reduced their risk of Alzheimer’s by about a third.
Now diet is not the only factor that influences the possible development of Alzheimer’s disease. Genetics and things like smoking, the amount of exercise you get and how much you have studied in your life also play a role. Nevertheless, it is wise to pay attention to your diet, because a good diet always slows cognitive decline and helps prevent Alzheimer’s, regardless of other risk factors. In this article we therefore list 10 foods that help prevent Alzheimer’s and 5 foods that you’re better off avoiding. Read on quickly!
It is recommended to eat green leafy vegetables regularly. Kale, spinach, broccoli and other green vegetables are full of vitamins A and C and other nutrients. As a result, they are naturally a healthy choice and are also great for people who want to lose weight or simply want to live a healthier life. But another nice effect of green leafy vegetables is that they can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
At least two servings per week can already help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers concluded that the greatest effect occurs when you eat six or more servings per week.