With this diet you can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
In a detailed study, Diet's Role in Modifying Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: History and Present Understanding published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, we can finally see which diets are helpful in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
The role of diet in modifying the risk of Alzheimer's disease is discussed in detail.
Diets that are more plant-based, like the Mediterranean diet and traditional diets in China, Japan, and India, are shown to reduce risk, especially when compared to the Western diet.
Alzheimer's disease rates rise in these countries as they make the nutrition transition to the Western diet.
This study identifies dementia risk factors including higher consumption of saturated fats, meat, especially red meat such as hamburgers and barbeque as well as processed meats such as hot dogs, and ultra-processed foods high in sugar and refined grains.
This study also outlines several foods that are protective against Alzheimer's disease, such as green leafy vegetables, colorful fruits and vegetables, legumes (like beans), nuts, omega-3 fatty acids, and whole grains.
Ultra-processed foods can increase the risk of obesity and diabetes, themselves risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Ultra-processed foods often lack the very ingredients found in whole plant foods that keep dementia away, such as anti-inflammatory components and antioxidants.Evidence from diverse perspectives support that a diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and…de-emphasizes meat, especially red meat, saturated fats, and ultra-processed foods is associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. Physical inactivity and obesity also contribute to higher risk.