Natural Alzheimer’s Prevention
Posted: October 22, 2015
As we age, we become more vulnerable to serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Thankfully, we not only know the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s, but we also know how to mitigate that risk with a few lifestyle changes, including diet.
Because the top risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s include poor diet, smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise, it should come as no surprise that eating more nutritious foods and exercising more often are two of the most effective ways to prevent Alzheimer’s. More specifically, scientific studies have shown that people who follow a Mediterranean diet plan are much less likely to develop harmful diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
The Mediterranean diet provides plenty of whole grains; healthy fats such as those found in fish, avocados, and olive oil; legumes, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Those who follow this type of diet are sure to cut back on dairy and red meat consumption, as well as refrain from eating too many heavily processed foods.
The same studies showed that eating large amounts of unhealthy fats was linked to a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s, which is, unfortunately, a hallmark of the Western diet. By replacing the junk and processed foods with whole, fresh foods, you can help keep your mind sharp.
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