Alzheimer’s And Your Diet
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is classified as a symptom in which the mental capacity of a person gradually deteriorates over a period of time. This occurs between middle and old age. It is estimated that more than 43 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s
what is even more amazing is 5.3 million Americans are living with this disease. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease because just to think of your loved one or friend in that state where they don’t even remember you or anything else is sad.
It is also believed that Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. The cases of Alzheimer’s are much higher in women than men.
How does Alzheimer’s affect the human brain?
Alzheimer’s is a brain disorder in which the brains begin to deteriorate, The disease breaks down brain cells and destroys them. When the brain cells are destroyed it causes memory loss, the way you relate to people, your personality, emotions, weight loss, loss of speech, sleeping disorder, confusion, forgetting how to do simple things like writing.
The disease takes effect slowly and gradually and worsens with time. Persons with Alzheimer’s can live an extra 8- 10 years and in some cases even longer.
As far as research is concerned a cure has not been found as yet but treating the disease does offer some relief. These drugs are Rivastigmine (Exelon), Galantamine (Reminyl ) or Donepezil (Aricept ).
Alzheimer’s and your diet
Having a healthy diet can be beneficial both to your body and brain. Here are some foods that can fight against Alzheimer’s.
2. Green leafy vegetables.
3. Whole grains.
4. Fish- baked, grilled or boiled.
5. Chicken- baked, grilled or boiled.
6. Turkey- Baked, grilled or boiled.
Reduce your intake of
2. fried foods.
6. Sweets like candies, biscuits, cakes, pastries etc…
8. White rice.
9. White bread.
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease, but the good news is research is ongoing to find a treatment that can combat this illness. By taking control of our diet and developing Good eating habits can go a long way in our fight. Let’s do our part of cultivating a more healthy lifestyle.