You can’t go wrong by eating a healthy, balanced diet. No research has ever said otherwise. In fact, eating healthy has been proven to have many benefits for a lifetime of good health, and it also benefits the brain by keeping Alzheimer’s disease at bay.
Here’s what we know for sure, about eating healthy and preventing Alzheimer’s disease linked to lower rates of cognitive decline. All of these foods have been associated with lower rates of Alzheimer’s due to being neuroprotective (those that protect the brain) or “brain food” (those that fuel the brain):
- Leafy green vegetables
- Nuts and seeds
- Fatty fish
- Olive oil
- Whole grains
With predictions of people with dementia expected to rise to nearly triple of the current rate by mid-century – more than 100 million adults worldwide, it’s good information to prevent it now through one’s diet.
It’s also recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association to integrate other lifestyle changes into one’s daily activities to reduce the risk of dementia later on, including regular exercise which may boost blood and oxygen flow to the brain, staying mentally and socially active. So, the old saying of ‘use it or lose it’ seems to be true!
It’s not too late, if you haven’t included these healthy foods into your diet. We can make your job easier by providing you with freshly prepared meals, which include the suggested foods. And, if you think you are too young to think about it now….think again, it’s never too early to consider nourishing your brain along with your body for a lifetime of good health.
The more we learn, the more it stays the same – healthy eating never goes out of style and is never a passing fad!