Alzheimer’s And Your Diet

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Fighting Alzheimer’s with These Superfoods

What is Alzheimer’s?

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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.

Available treatments

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.

1. Fruits.

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.

7. Nuts.

Reduce your intake of

1.Red meats.

2. fried foods.

3. Smoking.

5. Alcohol.

6. Sweets like candies, biscuits, cakes, pastries, etc…

7.White sugar.

8. White rice.

9. White bread.

10. Pasta.

Final word

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease, but the good news is the 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.

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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

12 thoughts on “Alzheimer’s And Your Diet”

  1. I myself am on a juicing diet and I found this article to be very useful and helpful. I use a lot of carrots in my juice, to that it can prevent a disease is great for me. The estimate of people who suffer from this disease was really helpful. The fact that a higher percentage is found in women is scary. Is Alzheimer’s disease genetic?

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    • Hello Emonne it is so good to meet you, Studies have shown that Alzhemier’s is genetic especailly if more than one person in the family develops it. The good news however is that we can cultivate a healthy lifestyle to combat this disease.

      Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

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  2. Hello,
    Alzheimer’s is a truly sad condition. Having your lovely one next to you without him remembering you or stuff that you did together is almost like not having him alive. i hope a functional cure will be found soon. I am also wondering, if there is something one could do in the early days to prevent Alzheimer’s to develop at an early stage? Maybe some activity or mental exercises can help?

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    • Hello Bob so good to meet you, Alzheimer’s is terrible but by maintaing a healthy lifestyle can go a long way in helping to fight this disease, so lets eat healthy especially giving our brains those foods that promotes brain health.

      Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

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  3. Love this website! I have tried changing my diet recently to add more fresh fruits and veggies and leafy greens, too! There are so many good health benefits from this not the least of which is loosing weight! Preventing Altimer’s is pretty important to me too as my grandma died of it. I want to do all that I can to keep healthy! Thanks for the input!

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    • Hello Dawn it is so good to hear from you, sorry to hear that about your grandma. Alzheimer’s is such a terrible disease therefore we should do all that we can to maintain good health though proper diet. It is good to see that you are on the road to good health,

      I want to encourage you that by making this change, it will pay off big time. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

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  4. Hi Norman,
    This is a great article, I’ve had someone I love suffer from this disease and it’s not easy. My family which is not that big hasn’t been majorly affected, but to know some prevention and build some anti’s for the current generation is awesome.I will certainly be recommending some lifestyle changes for the brother and his family, for sure
    Thanks Paul

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    • Hello Paul it is so nice to meet you. Alzheimer’s is terrible and I am so sorry to hear that you had a love one that suffered from this disease. The key in combating this disease is to maintain a good diet and hope for the best. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

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  5. Hey 🙂
    Your post has some really good information, you could make it more interesting just by actually adding a study on it or the link to one. You could also emphasize the part where you talk about what you can eat and what its bad for you.
    Get creative 😉

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    • Hello, it is so nice to meet you. Thanks a million for your kind words you really made my day. I also wish you the best of success with your online business. Have a good night.

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