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Diet Affects Alzheimer's: What YOU Need to Know!
Diet & Alzheimer's: What YOU Need to Know!
Researchers at Columbia University have found that there are certain foods, when included as part of a daily diet, that can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. It's important that you know about their findings and include the foods they suggest as part of your diet. No one wants to develop Alzheimer's disease ever!
What YOU Need to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer's
The researchers studied over 2,000 patients between 1992-1999. Here's what they found:
Over 250 people developed dementia. The researchers determined that those who consumed diets containing the most salads (leafy greens), salad dressings, nuts, poultry, fruits, dark green vegetables and tomatoes, were less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease by 38%, compared to the group least likely to eat this diet. They also ate less red meats and high-fat dairy than their counterparts in the study.
More Good News! Vitamins That Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Vitamin B12 and folic acid also help when combatting the risk of Alzheimer's because they may reduce high-homocysteine levels in the blood, associated with the disease. Vitamin E may help too because it's a powerful antioxidant.
The Madam Aphrodite™ Solution
Eat your salads. Dark, leafy greens are best and include those tomatoes! Use lots of salad dressing. Eat nuts daily and dry to eat poultry more. Eat lots of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok choy. When it comes to this disease, these particular veggies are the ones that have the most impact.
Avoid: Foods with high dietary fat like butter and eat red meats infrequently. Everything is best in moderation!
CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.