TOP 8 Foods to Prevent Alzheimer’s
Fish in general is a good source of protein. Oily fish (salmon, mackerel, etc.) also contains omega-3’s, beneficial for brain health.
Worried about heavy metal contamination? Go for small fish, lower in the food chain, which will be less contaminated. Because big fish eat (for the most part) the smaller fish, contamination increases as you go up the food chain.
Do you need to be worried?
It doesn’t seem so. The benefits of eating fish are significantly greater than the risks associated with it.
Other interesting fact, according to a study by the University of Laval, Quebec, the protein contained in cod may have positive effects for pre-diabetics. Another good reason to eat fish! Try our White Fish with Lentils.
Pulses made the headlines in 2016 by being the United Nations’ (UN) star of the year for food and agriculture. In fact, 2016 was the International Year of Pulses. Not eating enough pulses and legumes had already been associated with cognitive decline by a Chinese study. Even if the proof isn’t indisputable in terms of prevention of cognitive decline, there are many other reasons to add them to your diet.
Try the following recipes to familiarise yourself with pulses:
- Super-Quick Lentil Salad
- Tuscan Soup of Bean and Spelt
- Lentil Pâté
- Quick Vegetable and Chickpea Ratatouille
And that ends my Top 8 Foods to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer’s. To make sure you’re eating the right amount, try our meal plans to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
- Ouellet, V., Marois, J., Weisnagel, S.J. and Jacques, H. (november 2007). Dietary Cod Protein Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Insulin-Resistant Men and Women. Diabetes Care, 30(11) 2816-2821. DOI: 10.2337/dc07-0273
- Chen, X., Huang, Y., Cheng, H.G. (February 10th, 2012). Lower intake of vegetables and legumes associated with cognitive decline among illiterate elderly Chinese: A 3-year cohort study. The Journal of nutrition, health & aging, 16 (6) 549-552. DOI: 10.1007/s12603-012-0023-2