Research

 

Researchers have established a powerful link between diet and dementia. Although no special nutritional combination has been formulated to curb Alzheimer disease, some nutrients have been identified to slow down this mental degeneration. Research recommends a healthful, balanced diet loaded with an antioxidant: molecules that inhibits oxidation of other moleculescarotenoids like lutein, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and some vitamins B6C, and E; to be taken regularly for a long period of time.

There is increasing proof that certain foods may be linked with brain longevity and reduce the threat of Alzheimer’s disease. For example, curry spice turmeric has both antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties that are believed to guard against the disorder. Studies carried out on animals indicate that turmeric has been proven to slow the accumulation of harmful brain plaques.

Recent population studies indicate that the elderly in India, who feed on diets rich in curry, have considerably lower rates of the disease in comparison with their Western counterparts.

Like turmeric, blueberries may also fight age-related mental impairment, with Alzheimer’s disease inclusive. Blueberries a typical violet colour fruit appear to have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. One of the studies has revealed that; a daily cup of blueberries prevented mental deterioration in mice genetically engineered to have Alzheimer’s disease.

The consumption of healthful fats which are not only unhydrogentated but also unsaturated fats—from such foods as avocados, fish, nuts, olives, olive oil, and seeds appears to be useful as well. The population studies show that consumption of large quantities of butter, meat and whole milk doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Tropical oils and many animal-based foods, such as butter, meat or whole milk which generally comprise of saturated fats. Trans fats are commonly derived from baked goods, margarine, and other processed foods.

Studies are being carried out to determine whether food nutrients can reverse the Alzheimer disorder and the advanced severe symptoms. When symptoms and complications like weight loss and swallowing difficulties associated with Alzheimer disorders arise, visit a physician.

What You Should Eat & Why neutralize generated Antioxidants

Antioxidants may guard against Alzheimer’s disease by counteracting the Free radicals—harmful substances produced during normal metabolism. Free radicals are considered to contribute to not only plaques but also tangles found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
The most important Food Sources of antioxidants: Grapes, Tomatoes, BlueberriesSpinachOranges, Kale.

Carotenoids
Antioxidant characteristics found in carotenoids when combined with vitamins C and E, may be useful to protect the nerve cells in the brain from decline.
The most important Food Sources of carotenoids: CarrotsCollard greens, Sweet potatoesSpinachPeppers.

Folic acid
Commonly known as folate, this essential B Vitamin has been confirmed to lower blood levels of 
Homocysteine. Even moderate increments in the level of homocysteine double or triple the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The most important Food Sources of this acid: Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Beans-Soya, LentilsOrangesCabbage, SavoyBeans, driedSpinach and Avocados.

 

vitamin B6
Diminished blood levels of homocysteine, vitamin B6 may be useful to curbs the advance of Alzheimer’s disease
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The most important Food Sources of vitamin B6:  Potatoes, Bok choy BarleyMangoesBananasSunflower seeds and Tuna.