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Best Breakfast Foods for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet (Part 2)

Posted by on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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So what does the research say about the best foods for the Alzheimer’s prevention diet?  Continue reading to find out.

 

Scientific Studies

One study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, discovered that nutrients (like vitamin C & E, as well as beta carotene) function as part of the body’s natural defense against diseases (such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease). 

The study involved over 5,000 men and women aged 55 or older.  It was conducted over a 6-year time span. None of the study participants showed any signs of dementia during the study inception period. “High intake of vitamin C and vitamin E was associated with lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” writes researcher Marianne J. Engelbert, MD, MSc, epidemiologist at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

A second study of 815 older participants in Chicago, over a 4 year time span discovered that eating food (NOT including supplements) rich in vitamin E slowed the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. “Surprisingly, neither study identified an association between [Alzheimer's disease] and use of vitamin E and vitamin C supplements,” said Daniel J. Foley, MS, an epidemiologist with the National Institute on Aging.

Low-fat Greek yogurt is a good substitute for sugary grains and prepackaged convenience breakfast foods.  It is a great source of B vitamins, calcium, protein, potassium and zinc.   Yogurt is a nice medium for adding healthy Alzheimer’s prevention diet foods (such as red berries and nuts).  You can even add some all natural (no sugar added) shredded coconut, bananas, cinnamon, raisins and more.  For a healthy sweetener, try adding stevia or coconut/palm sugar.  If you add honey, be conservative, a small drizzle will do.  Honey is natural, but it’s considered a high glycemic index food, (meaning it’s not the best choice for the Alzheimer’s prevention diet).

Studies on Health Benefits of Black Coffee   

Black Coffee has been found to help boost the body’s ability to burn calories (a process called thermogenesis).  It’s also recommended as part of a healthy Alzheimer’s prevention diet breakfast, because it’s loaded with healthy catechins (present in tea and flavonoids).  Flavonoids have been found in studies to help reduce the risk of cancer and AD.

Some studies have even found coffee to help protect against diabetes.  In fact, a 16-ounce cup of coffee has 300 mg of caffeine.  Caffeine is thought to be the component in coffee that provides the thermogenic properties.

Sample Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet Breakfast Menu

-Whole grain toast with almond butter, a veggie omelet (with spinach and broccoli), kiwi fruit and black coffee

-Low fat Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries and raspberries, a small handful of mixed raw nuts, and stevia, a hard-boiled egg, and black coffee

-Low fat cottage cheese and fresh pineapple, poached egg, whole grain toast with almond butter, and black coffee

-Scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, whole grain toast with almond butter, fresh fruit (such as pears or apples) and black coffee

-Steel cut oats with fresh berries (including strawberries, blueberries and raspberries or blackberries), raw brazil nuts, low fat milk, stevia for sweetener, a kale or spinach smoothie with fresh fruit, and black coffee  

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s diet by CLICKING HERE to view the ground-breaking book, “The Alzheimer’s Treatment and Prevention Diet,” written by Harvard trained neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson, M.D. 

For more easy to follow nutrition advice check out The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach to Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment, or visit theadplan.com to learn more about Neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson's 9 week diet plan and his cutting edge approach in the fight against AD in Alzheimer's Treatment | Alzheimer's Prevention: A Patient and Family Guide 2012 Edition. Also, sign up for the newsletter to get the latest updates in AD treatment and prevention news.

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