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
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