Superfoods and Alzheimers
Alzheimer’s in the USA is rising with current numbers showing that roughly 4 million people have dementia and most of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheminer’s is a disease that affects the brain and gradually destroys memory and the ability to think.
Researches have found that high levels of folate in your diet can help counteract the affects of this progressive disease and when studied, older adults who had high folate diets reduced their risk of this disease by half compared with those adults who did not have high folate rich diets. Folate has also been shown to help reduce the risk for heart disease as it helps lower blood levels of homocysteine, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
To get as much folate into your diet as possible, a healthy, well-balanced diet is recommended. A well-blanaced diet should include at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Foods that are high in folate consist of oranges, bananas and dark, leafy, green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, asparagus and many types of beans and peas.
According to recent research, antioxidants found in many fruits helps to remove toxins from the body, including the brain, and can help protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers diseases such a alzheimer’s and even parkinson’s disease. Fruits high in antioxidants are blueberries, raspberries and the highest is the acai berry found only in the Amazon.
Along with eating the right foods, its absolutely necessary to eat only unsaturated fats so your circulatory system stays as healthy as possible. Healthy blood vessels and blood flow is crucial in reducing the risk of brain damage due to a stroke or poor circulation.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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