What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is sometimes described as “diabetes of the brain”. It is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer is a physical disease that affects the brain. It is a progressive disease, where gradually, over a period, more and more parts of the brain are damaged. One of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. However, the symptoms are not same for everyone. As the disease progresses, the patient’s speech, vision, concentration and orientation get affected. A person in the early stages of Alzheimer often have changes in their moods. They become anxious, depressed and annoyed more easily.

Foods that may help prevent Alzheimer’s

This World Alzheimer’s Day, 21st Sept, 2019, we bring to you a list of foods that may help prevent Alzheimer’s and protect your brain.

Cut down on sugar: Replace refined sugar with natural sugars like stevia.

Enjoy a Mediterranean diet:  That means plenty of vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish and olive oil—and limited processed food.
Avoid trans fats. Avoid eating fast food, fried and packaged and processed foods

Get plenty of omega-3 fats: Maintain a healthy intake of omega-3 fats supplements like fish oil and cod liver oil, Walnuts, Chia Seeds, Salmon, Hemp Seeds, Flaxseeds, Kidney Beans, Edamame and Soyabean Oil

Eat plenty of Fruits and Vegetables: Fill your diet with lots of colourful fruits and vegetables to get a good intake of vitamins and anti-oxidants – green leafy vegetables, berries, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli.

Enjoy daily cups of tea: Regular consumption of great tea may enhance memory and mental alertness and slow brain aging.

Cook at home often:  By cooking at home, you can ensure that you’re eating fresh, wholesome meals that are high in brain-healthy nutrients and low in sugar, salt, unhealthy fat, and additives.

September 21, 2019

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