Some foods may avert Alzheimer’s and help memory
ACCORDING to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia causing problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse with time, often eventually becoming severe enough to interfere with simple daily tasks.
Some scientists are now viewing Alzheimer’s diseases in a similar way to fatty cholesterol plaque build-up in our arteries which can lead to heart attack or stroke, and interestingly, both are triggered by a series of events that are almost identical.
In the case of both Alzheimer’s and cholesterol, plaques are built up either in the arteries or within the brain, and both are in response to inflammation conjoined with an excess of bad fats within the body.
This is fascinating stuff because it’s these same plaques which are responsible for the multitude of symptoms in both.
The beta amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s could be imagined to be like hard walls which section off parts of the brain so it no longer has smooth, uninterrupted neural transmission, explaining the memory loss, and other symptoms.
But guess what, your diet can help, and not just in a little way but in a massive way.
Eating more healthy fats high in omega 3, like those found in chia seeds, flax oil and in small fish, definitely protects you to a degree as do any foods high in antioxidants, like berries, purple carrots, ginger, rosemary, raw cacao and especially turmeric.
I have done numerous in-depth articles on turmeric and can only say that this simple Eastern spice never ceases to amaze. In testing, turmeric was proven to be able to melt away these plaques in Alzheimer’s disease patients, and reverse and prevent some of their symptoms.
This is very exciting news as we start to unravel the extent to which food can directly affect our health.
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