Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke are increasingly common diseases.
Constant progress in research always reveals something new that can reduce the risk of these problems, naturally, without medication. The latest example is the combination of a diet that, according to research, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 53% in those who strictly adhere to this diet and up to 35% in those who occasionally adhere to this diet.
The combined diet consists of 10 products (nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, chicken, olive oil, wine, two types of vegetables – leafy greens and more).
The diet is based on eating twice a week chicken, once a week fish, beans every other day, salad and another vegetable once a day and for all three meals a day whole grains. Snacks like walnuts and berries are good for the brain, and strawberries and blueberries are recommended as the best combination, which can even slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Wine has been shown in several previous studies to be a good protection against Alzheimer’s disease, but in moderation, one glass for women and two for men a day, all of which can have negative consequences on the brain and a higher chance of developing dementia.
Olive oil in any combination, both for food and salads, or vegetables – can improve brain function and protect against dementia in the long run. As a reminder, the research also cites unhealthy food groups for the brain: from red meat to margarine, cheese, cakes and sweets, fried and fast food. Less than 4 servings of red meat per week, a maximum of one tablespoon of margarine per day and one or no servings per week of fried or fast food, cheese and fat are recommended.
All of the above is not new, but the combination of dietary foods itself is interesting, so the research advocates a deeper analysis that would include more different foods and more well-known diets.
Again, a moderate and healthy diet has been shown to be good for the whole body, from head to toe (brain, heart, blood vessels, body weight …).