Practice preventive care with a diet rich in these Alzheimer's foods to help
slow the progression of the most common form of dementia.
GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans with
Alzheimer's is projected to triple by 2050. While there isn't a cure for
Alzheimer's, certain lifestyle changes can help prevent cognitive decline.
MySilverAge.com recommends three foods that can help prevent the onset of
Alzheimer's by enhancing brain function and keeping the mind sharp.
1. Oil-based Salad Dressings--Drizzling oil-based dressing on salads can help
support healthy brain function. The vitamin E found in oil-based salad dressings
is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are thought to guard neurons--the nerve
cells that relay information between the brain and the rest of the body--from
oxidation, thus preventing or slowing brain damage. Vitamin E has even been
credited with delaying the advancement of memory loss in moderate to severe
cases of Alzheimer's disease.
2. Beet Juice--It may not be the first thirst-quencher that comes to mind, but
recent studies show that beet juice could help fend off Alzheimer's. Nitrates
found in beet roots help blood and oxygen flow within the body by dilating blood
vessels. In particular, they boost blood flow to the frontal lobes, which helps
to prevent dementia. Other nitrate-packed foods include spinach, celery and
3. Chicken Giblets--Think twice before tossing out chicken giblets (the neck,
heart, gizzards, kidneys or liver). Chicken giblets are actually powerful tools
for battling Alzheimer's. The vitamin B-12 found in giblets could keep the brain
sharp, according to a 2010 study published in the journal Neurology. And it only
takes one cup of giblets to get 228 percent of the recommended daily dose of the
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