Cure Alzheimer’s Disease with These Foods in Your Diet

Have you always been a bit forgetful, careless, or clumsy? Or could you remember every single detail of a conversation decades ago but have trouble remembering your breakfast this morning? You could be displaying the early clinical signs of Alzheimer’s disease!

According to the data published by the US National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, over 6 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of severity of this disease.

Ranging from forgetting mundane events or conversations to the inability to conduct even the most basic tasks, the disease is not just debilitating, but sad!

Imagine how you would feel if you woke up one morning and just forgot how to tie your shoes or button up your shirt.

Your memory is not a physical thing, but a result of your nerve synapses developing specific connections with each other. As your brain gradually diminishes in size, Alzheimer’s disease gradually causes the destruction of these connections, as your brain gradually diminishes in size.

The disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people, especially those over 65. Although medication and therapy may help slow the disease progression, the debilitation that comes from it is all but unavoidable. Moreover, the side effects of the medications prescribed are an entirely different ball game.

People think that Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are caused by a mix of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, such as diet and nutrition. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and being overweight can all lead to memory loss and are often affected by what you eat.

Did you know that there are certain foods that could help you prevent and even cure Alzheimer’s? Good nutrition and eating a variety of healthy foods have been shown to lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as you age.

Fortunately, there is a list of foods that you can incorporate into your diet that may help you cure Alzheimer’s disease! Let’s check them out.

Foods That Can Help You Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Diet therapy is an emerging concept for the prevention and treatment of the disease. On one hand, it protects you from ingesting too many harmful medications and enduring their side effects. On the other hand, the changes in diet affected via therapy can potentially help your body harbor healthy gut bacteria, which could lead to curing the disease or at least preventing it should you be predisposed.

So here is a list of foods that leading experts in the field of neuroscience recommend to patients suffering from Alzheimer’s. Bear in mind that our list is in no way conclusive or exhaustive, however, based on the research conducted in the field, these foods will help you or your near and dear ones to combat this debilitating condition.

The MIND Diet

Studies claim that the Mediterranean Diet, (also known as the MIND diet) has shown much efficacy in enhancing brain function, and in turn, reducing the degeneration of the brain that is commonly expected with aging.

Even though more research has been done on the physical aspects, such as lowering blood pressure, increasing physical activity, or improving your brain's ability to learn (cognitive conditioning), the studies that have been done on the effects of this diet on Alzheimer's disease have shown a lot of promise.

The following components of this diet have shown significant promise in helping prevent and slow down the degeneration of the brain for people predisposed to, or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Spices like sage, cumin, and cinnamon not only make food taste great, but they also have a lot of polyphenols, which are compounds that are good for memory and brain health in many ways. Sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin E, zinc, omega-3s, and choline, which help to slow cognitive decline.

Spices like these can eat away at the plaque in the brain and reduce inflammation, which can prevent Alzheimer's and cognitive impairment. Filling your spice rack with a variety of spices can liven up your meals significantly while also keeping your brain healthy. Snack on these seeds alone, sprinkle them on salads or mix them into desserts like pudding and muffins to benefit from improved brain health.

Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables such as collard, spinach, and cabbage, are rich sources of vitamin B. Vitamin B9, which is scientifically known as ‘Niacin’, is responsible for preserving memory. Several studies have concluded that a higher intake of vitamin B has shown a positive correlation between improved brain activity and memory retention.

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables are high in B vitamins and carotenoids, which can lower homocysteine levels. The amino acids are linked to cognitive decline, brain atrophy, and dementia. Sautéing such cruciferous vegetables in garlic and olive oil, or incorporating them into smoothies, soups, and condiments can prove to be quite helpful.

In addition, green vegetables have a lot of macronutrients like iron, which is important for getting enough oxygen to the brain.

The changes in the chemistry and anatomy of the brain that is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease sets in much before the signs and symptoms of the disease are seen. A proper diet of green leafy vegetables helps to slow down these changes, and helps prevent or cure the disease.

If Alzheimer's disease runs in your family, you should start eating more green vegetables as soon as possible.

Other Vegetables

Vegetables are rich in antioxidants and several macronutrients necessary for bodily functions. Research conducted in this field shows that diet containing such vegetables help slow down neural decay.

Furthermore, the diet also enhances the circulation of blood and other bodily fluids to carry nutrients more efficiently through to the brain. This prevents the brain from being deprived of oxygen, which is one of the primary causes of brain degeneration, especially in old age. Carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and a few tubers have shown significant promise as a suitable diet to prevent or at least slow down the process of degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Berries

Berries are rich in natural flavonoids. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and cherries contain anthocyanin. As you age, there is a build-up of free radicals in your bloodstream that travel to various parts of the body. These toxins are responsible for tissue damage, and they can cause brain damage in the long run.

Anthocyanin helps prevent these free radicals from building up rapidly in your system. By slowing down the damage to your brain, these berries can make the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease worse or stop them from happening at all.

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