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Feeding Your Brain – Foods that Help Memory & Protect Against Alzheimer’s

on Feb 19, 2018 in General Wellness, Mindfulness, Nutrition

Certain nutrients and foods can help you decrease your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease sometimes as much as 53%. Boost your brain power with these important nutrients which play a major role in overall health and, in particular, brain function.

  • Vitamin D3 — The active form of vitamin D (which is actually a hormone) helps brain function.
  • Vitamin B12 — Cognitive function depends on vitamin B12 and the methlyation process is supports in your body.
  • Omega – 3 Fats — The two very powerful fats, DHA and EPA help regulate and eliminate brain inflammation.
  • Vitamin E —  When combined with drug therapy, Vitamin E has been found to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. It is better to get Vitamin E in foods rather than supplement. Eat dark leafy greens, avocado, nuts and seeds.
  • Rosemary — Inhaling rosemary essential oil or fresh rosemary leaves helps lower inflammation in the brain and increase brain function.
  • Curcumin — The active ingredient in the spice turmeric, it is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods.

Foods to include weekly for healthy brain function:

  • Dark leafy greens – 3-4 cups daily
  • 1-6 cups of colorful vegetables a day and 4-6 pieces of fruit
  • 1/4 cup nuts daily (great source of omega-3 fats and vitamin E)
  • Berries eat 1 cup daily
  • 1 tbsp. daily of flax or chia seed
  • Wild caught, cold water fish – Salmon, cod, paddock, tuna once a week.