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Home Cooked Meals: A Primary Ingredient for The Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Friday, February 17th, 2017

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If you or a loved are eating the Alzheimer’s diet, you may be interested to learn about a recent study on home cooked meals.  The study, published by John Hopkins School of Public Health, (online in the journal Public Health Nutrition) says people who cook at home, may be getting many health benefits compared to those who eat out.  In fact, the study found those who make more home cooked meals are consuming less calories than others who don’t cook as often.  Find out about the conclusions of this study  and  how home cooking can enhance and support the Alzheimer’s diet.

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The ABC’s of Fiber for the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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Fiber is a vital nutrient for disease prevention and overall health, it also carries a lot of weight when considering some of the best  foods for the Alzheimer’s diet.

In today’s hectic world of rushing from place to place, it can be a real challenge to get enough fiber intake  each day.  You may be surprised to learn that the recommended daily intake of fiber is around 25 to 30 grams.  The fiber should be from a variety of food sources (not from supplements).  This recommendation comes from the American Heart Association.  Most Americans get only about half that amount each day.  So, what’s so great about fiber, and how can you ensure you are getting the right amount for a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?  

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Infammation Promoting Foods to Avoid as Part of a Healthy Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Many recent studies are exploring the possibility that inflammation could be a prime factor in the Alzheimer’s disease process. The two most common physiologic signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain are, plaques of amyloid beta protein, and tangles of tau protein. Chronic inflammation is also thought to play a major role in Alzheimer’s disease.   For those who want to maintain a healthy Alzheimer’s diet, it is beneficial to know which foods lend themselves to increasing inflammation in the body.

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Foods You Don’t Need to Buy Organic for the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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Although eating organic foods is recommended as part of a health Alzheimer’s diet, there are some foods you don’t necessarily need to buy organic.  A healthy Alzheimer’s diet for people on a budget may include some organic and some non-organic foods.  But how do you know which foods are healthy to purchase non-organic? 

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The “Whole” Truth About Healthy Grains for the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Friday, September 9th, 2016

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We hear a lot about the benefit of substituting whole grains for refined sources of carbohydrates in our diet these days-particularly for the Alzheimer’s diet.   The food industry has jumped on the bandwagon, offering everything from packaged whole grain pasta, pizza crust, snack items and more.  But are these processed prepackaged foods labeled “healthy whole grains” good for the Alzheimer’s diet?  If not, what exactly constitutes healthy whole grains, and how do you know uncover the truth about whole grains?

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10 Tips for Healthy Portion Control; A Vital Part of the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

 When it comes to the Alzheimer’s Diet, not only is it important to know which foods to eat (and which foods to avoid),  another vital aspect of the brain healthy Alzheimer’s Diet is learning about portion control.  

Over eating in the form of huge large portions seems to be ingrained in the western culture of modern day.  But extra large portions, eaten on a consistent basis, can contribute to weight gain and excess fat (particularly around the waistline).  Weight gain and obesity have been identified as risk factors for many disorders such as cardiac disease and  Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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How can you ensure you are eating proper portions for a healthy Alzheimer’s Diet?

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How Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help with the Alzheimer’s Diet?

Posted by on Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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If you or a friend or loved one has Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you are probably aware of the importance of the diet in Alzheimer’s prevention.  One key aspect of the Alzheimer’s diet is to eliminate as much sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet as possible.  But did you know that a recent study revealed that apple cider vinegar could help lower blood sugar levels? 

Raw apple cider vinegar has been used as a healing tonic since as far back as 400 B.C., but how can apple cider vinegar lower blood glucose levels and contribute to a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?

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5 Tips on Fat Burning Foods for The Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Saturday, June 11th, 2016

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If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be interested in keeping excess calories down and in maximum fat burning properties specific foods can offer as part of a healthy Alzheimer’s diet.   

Are there really specific foods on the Alzheimer’s diet that can actually help burn calories as you eat them?

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Eat Grapes as Part of a Healthy Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Saturday, June 4th, 2016

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If you are looking for some great tasting, nutritious foods to eat as part of a health Alzheimer’s diet, consider eating grapes.  Grapes are one of the oldest fruit crops known to mankind. The abundant variety of uses for grapes has made this fruit (that is actually in the berry family) one of the most common foods used across the globe.

Everyone knows that grapes taste delicious and are very versatile.  They can be eaten in a salad, as a healthy sweet snack, made into juice, raisons or jams, grapeseed oil, wine and more.  But you may not have realized that grapes have been found to reduce obesity and risk of diabetes and even help to lower the risk of cancer.  When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, grapes can help to boost brain health due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

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Are Eggs Recommended for the Alzheimer’s Diet?

Posted by on Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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If you or a loved one are adhering to a healthy Alzheimer’s diet, you may have some reservations about eating eggs.  When it comes to foods that are proclaimed to raise cholesterol levels and increase risks for heart disease, eggs have had a pretty bad reputation for some time  Many people think they should eliminate eggs altogether for optimal health. But what does recent research say? Should eating eggs be included in a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?

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