5 Foods To Help Prevent Alzheimer's
India has a particularly low incidence of Alzheimer's disease, which some health experts attribute to its population's high intake of turmeric.
"Curcumin, a nutrient found in turmeric, has been associated with improvement in cognitive function in some smaller studies," says Calder.
Fatty fish are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found in some studies to prevent or delay cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease
According to one 2018 study Those who consumed any amount of fish during that two-year timeframe had a reduced risk of dementia compared to those who didn't eat any at all.
Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all loaded in antioxidants, which may benefit brain function by protecting it from oxidative stress.
"Berries are one of the 10 healthy food groups in the MIND diet," says Calder. "Some studies have suggested that blueberries have a positive effect on cognition."
Kale, spinach, and collard greens are packed with nutrients that support overall health, and special attention has been paid to flavanols. One recent study showed
4. Leafy greens
that a high intake of flavanols may be associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's."Studies have shown that leafy green vegetables may protect against cognitive decline," says Calder.
One way you can support your brain health right now is by removing processed foods (that are loaded with added sugars and unhealthy fats) from your diet.
5. Low-sugar, unprocessed foods
"Well-balanced diets low in saturated fats and processed sugars seem to be more healthy for the brain," Dr. Scharre says.
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