TOP 8 Foods to Prevent Alzheimer’s

22 February, 2017 , , , ,

Fish

fish-fillet

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

Lentil Paté

Lentil Paté

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:

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.

Meal plans for the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease


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Jef L'Ecuyer

Jef L’Ecuyer

Registered Dietitian, RD at SOScuisine.com

Member of the Quebec College of Dietitians (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada,Jef graduated from McGill University in December 2014. Recently graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef poses a simple, effective and practical look at daily meal planning. With this in mind, she works in conjunction with the mission of SOSCuisine…

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