Friday, January 7, 2011

Lifestyle Kesihatan - Take These Foods:Avoid Alzheimer's

Eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

The National Institutes of Health recently said there is some evidence that foods, dietary, or lifestyle can prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Here are 9 foods that according to the researchers to keep the entire body including the brain in order to stay healthy.


"These data show that eating foods high in vitamin E include vegetable healthy with salad , nuts, peanut butter, and whole grains can lower the risk of Alzheimer's," says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of the nutritional epidemiology Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University, Chicago.

Vitamin E is a source of powerful antioxidants that can help protect the neurons or nerve cells.

In Alzheimer's disease, neurons in certain parts of the brain begin to die, causing cognitive impairment.


Salmon, mackerel, tuna and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

"In the brain, DHA has a crucial role for neurons to function normally," Morris said.

Another plus, by eating fish more often means to reduce consumption of red meat and other protein forms high in saturated fats that can lead to clogged arteries.


Kale, collard greens, spinach, and broccoli is a rich source of vitamin E and folic acid, Morris said.

For example, one cup of raw spinach contains 15% of the consumption of vitamin E daily, and 1 / 2 cup of cooked spinach contains 25% vitamin E from your daily consumption.

Exactly how folic acid can protect the brain remains unclear, but perhaps with lower levels of amino acid known as homocysteine in the blood.

High levels of homocysteine can lead to death of nerve cells in the brain, but folic acid helps break down homocysteine levels.

High homocysteine levels are also often associated with an increased risk of heart disease.


Creamy fruit that is also a rich source of antioxidant vitamin E.

According to research conducted by Morris and his colleagues showed that a diet rich in vitamin E include avocados, which are also high in antioxidant vitamin C can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Sunflower seeds

Seeds, including sunflower seeds, is also a good source for vitamin E. One ounce of roasted sunflower seeds contain 30% of the recommended intake to your daily diet.

Peanuts and peanut butter

Although both are high in fat, peanuts and peanut butter tends to be a source of healthy fats, besides that they also contain vitamin E.

Both these foods can help maintain heart and brain stay healthy and to function properly. Another good choice is almonds and hazelnuts.

Red wine / red wine (for non muslim)

Research has shown that people who consume red wine and other types of alcohol in moderate amounts may reduce the risk or likely to get Alzheimer's disease.

Fruit Berry

New research presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston found that blueberries, strawberries, and acai fruit can help keep cognitive impairment by maintaining the brain's natural mechanism, which decreases with age.

This mechanism helps eliminate toxic proteins associated with memory loss due to aging.


Grains are rich in fiber is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, which was also laden with fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, olive oil, and wine.

According to research from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City showed that this diet may be associated with lower risk of mild cognitive impairment that can progress to Alzheimer's disease.

This diet can also reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular disease risk factors like high blood pressure, which all have a role in increasing the risk of heart disease and brain.


Maybe you can not eat these foods, but research shows that regular exercise is equally important.

The experts stressed that regular exercise is also an important part of efforts to prevent the emergence of various diseases, including Alzheimer's.

So, it would be better if you eat healthy foods but it is also balanced with regular exercise to avoid Alzheimer's disease

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