The Reef for Male Caregivers – Superfoods for People with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Hello and welcome. Our brains are complex and powerful machines that require lots of nutrients to function properly. They regulate thousands of complex functions, which is why it’s so important to care for your brain each day.
Check out the list of superfoods to eat to boost your brain power and improve your mental performance.
Vegetables especially leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnip greens and broccoli, have been strongly linked to lower levels of cognitive decline in older age, according to a study.
Salmon and other cold-water fish such as halibut, tuna, mackerel and sardines, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other omega-3 sources include beans, some nuts, flax seeds and healthy oils, like olive oil.
Berries and dark-skinned fruits are rich in antioxidants. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, some of the fruits that pack the most punch are blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges, red grapes and cherries.
Coffee and chocolate are surprisingly good for you. Recent studies have shown that caffeine and coffee can be used as therapeutics against Alzheimer’s disease. The caffeine and antioxidants in these two tasty treats may help ward off age-related memory impairment, along with cinnamon, olive oil and curry.
Extra virgin olive oil contains a substance that helps boost the production of key proteins and enzymes that help break down the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is a heart-healthy oil that is free of cholesterol and trans-fats. Coconut oil has been shown to improve the body’s use of insulin, increase HDL (good cholesterol), and boost thyroid function.
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