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Superfoods to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease causes around 60-70% of cases of dementia, making it one of the most common causes of this cognitive decline. This chronic neurodegenerative disease begins slowly and progressively worsens over time. Initial symptoms include memory loss and difficulty thinking. As the disease progresses, symptoms include problems with language, mood swings, loss of motivation, behavior problems and not being able to take care of oneself.
Beans and legumes.
These foods contain more folic acid, iron, magnesium and potassium that can help with the overall function of the body and the firing of neurons. They also contain choline, a vitamin B that increases acetylcholine
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, which can protect the brain from free radical damage. They also protect the body from harmful iron compounds that can cause degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.
Salmon and other cold-water fish, such as halibut, tuna, mackerel and sardines, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other sources of omega-3 include beans, some nuts, flax seeds and healthy oils, such as olive oil.
A study on mice in a 2012 edition of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that extra virgin olive oil can improve learning and memory. “Olive oil is also the cornerstone of a healthy diet for the heart, and it is known that good cardiovascular health helps brain health
When it comes to foods rich in antioxidants to improve brain power, green tea should definitely be included in the list.
Its antioxidant nature is compatible with healthy blood vessels in the brain so that it can function properly. In addition, drinking green tea can stop the growth of plaque in the brain that is connected to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.
Coffee and chocolate
Coffee and chocolate are surprisingly good for you. Recent studies have shown that caffeine and coffee can be used as therapeutics against Alzheimer’s disease. Caffeine and antioxidants in these two delicious treats can help prevent the deterioration of age-related memory, along with cinnamon, olive oil, and curry.
Foods rich in vitamins C and E
The by-product of all chemical reactions in our busy brains is free radicals, the unstable molecules that damage cells, possibly accelerating mental deterioration. Foods that contain antioxidants neutralize those free radicals, “cleansing” the “contamination” in your brain.