Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mind


In this post I will explore the relationship between healthy eating and dementia prevention.  Certain foods can cause inflammation  and may increase the risk of dementia, and other foods are anti-inflammatory and may decrease the risk of dementia.

Here is what The Women’s Brain  Health Initiative recommends:

  • stay away from sugar, white flour products, and processed foods
  • eat leafy green vegetables, salmon and other cold-water fish, berries, extra virgin olive oil, and cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
  • eat whole grains and limit your consumption of saturated fats
  • the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is recommended.  This diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits and fat-free or low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts and vegetable oils, and limits sodium, sweets, sugary beverages and red meats.
  • the Mediterranean diet is also recommended.  This diet includes relatively little red meat and emphasizes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish, nuts, olive oil and other healthy fats

For more information on dietary recommendations visit Memory Morsels

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