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7 Toxic Food Additives to Avoid on the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Friday, July 12th, 2013

New research has questioned whether or not several food additives, like artificial sweeteners, may cause more harm then good. When it comes to reducing risk for Alzheimer’s and memory loss, the new book The Alzheimer’s Diet suggests several tips on how to make more Brain-Healthier food choices. Recent studies have shown that these sweeteners may actually increase weight gain and diabetes, but should these and other food additives should you avoid for maintaining the Alzheimer’s diet?

For some time the food industry has created more and more processed foods chock full of all sorts of chemicals, refined grains, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and more.  The food supply has been transformed by the food industry in order to improve everything from the time span products can sit on the shelf to  the flavor and attractiveness. Foods have even been genetically modified so that they won’t attract insects (in order to save money on pesticides).

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Is Alzheimer’s Prevention Possible or is the Disease a Genetic Time Bomb?

Posted by on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

One question many people have been asking for some time is whether Alzheimer’s disease is inherited from our parents or if we bring the disease upon ourselves through poor lifestyle choices.  This debate is currently raging in the medical science community as researchers scramble to solve one of today’s most pressing medical mysteries.   In other words; is Alzheimer’s prevention really possible?

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Get Plenty of ZZZZZ’s For Alzheimer’s Prevention- Does Melatonin Help With Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, getting enough quality sleep every night is certainly at the top of the list when it comes to self-care priorities. In fact, according to the Huffington Post, new studies indicate that difficulty sleeping may end up causing memory problems as we grow older. So what can you do to promote a restful night’s sleep while adhering to the Alzheimer’s diet?

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Reading Food Labels Could Save Your Life- What to look for in Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Monday, March 18th, 2013

In order to maintain optimum brain health for Alzheimer’s prevention, it is imperative to keep a balanced diet. A carefully balanced diet has been shown to not only improve your overall well-being it is a key component to keeping Alzheimer’s at bay.  One important factor in achieving this is learning how to properly read the labels on the foods you buy.  After all, your future mental health is at stake.  But what should you be looking for in food labels, and what are some common misperceptions about identifying just what you are eating by reading labels?

Reading Food Labels for Alzheimer's Prevention

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Can Eating Nitrites Sabotage your Healthy Alzheimer’s Diet?

Posted by on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

We all know that what we eat plays a huge role in our overall health, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s nutrition, can processed foods inhibit a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?  According to recent scientific research, the answer is-yes.  So before you open up that next can of processed food, read what researchers are discovering about the link between processed food and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Search for Hidden Sugar to Avoid on the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are many sources of sugar in our diet that are obvious such as in carbonated soda drinks, candy bars, sugar coated cereal, and more.  But did you know that there are many hidden sources of sugar in our food that many people never account for,  such as the sugar content in bread, pasta, pizza dough, crackers, white rice, and many more hidden sources?  In fact,  the average American, who is NOT on the Alzheimer’s diet, eats around 20 to 31 teaspoons of extra sugar every day.  That adds up to approximately 500 extra calories daily just in sugar intake! What does this have to do with Alzheimer’s prevention?  According to the recent research-everything!

Dealing with sugar addiction in Alzheimer's Diet

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Can Your Morning Cup of Joe Help with Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on Friday, March 1st, 2013

There is a lot of controversy these days when it comes to caffeine intake and many people are on the fence about whether coffee should be avoided or not.  Everyone needs a little boost in the morning to wake up and get energized, but where scientific evidence is concerned, is drinking coffee and/or tea in the morning part of a good plan to help with Alzheimer’s nutrition?

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Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer’s Nutrition-How to Help with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain causing irreversible loss of cognitive functioning and memory, those who have experienced fist hand what it is like to help with Alzheimer’s know that the disease is very debilitating.  There is currently no cure for this devastating disease. There are several factors that lead to Alzheimer’s disease including; age, genetics, and nutrition.  Of course not much can be done about the first two predisposing factors, so it’s vital to learn as much as possible about the Alzheimer’s diet in order to promote Alzheimer’s prevention.  But is there a credible source of information (based on solid research) to learn more about how to help with Alzheimer’s disease in a family member or friend?

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What You Need to Know About the Glycemic Load for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Most of us have heard of the Glycemic Index (GI) which has been used as a guide to how quickly a carbohydrate will be absorbed in the blood stream to be utilized for energy, and how the blood sugar will subsequently rise.  But how does the Glycemic Load (GL) differ from the GI and what is its significance in Alzheimer’s prevention?

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The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

We have all heard that there is a connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s prevention, but did you know that nearly one third of Americans today have diabetes or pre-diabetes?   Much of the recent research is indicated a close link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, in fact, some people are calling Alzheimer’s a type of “diabetes of the brain.”  Sure there is a definite link between consuming a poor diet high in refined sugar,  but does diabetes really cause Alzheimer’s disease?

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