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Do Legumes Make the “Good to Eat” List in Alzheimer’s Nutrition?

Posted by on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

There is a lot of controversy these days over diet and which foods should be on the “good to eat” list and which ones should not. One example is legumes and beans. Many sources will say, “Yes, put them on the good list.” Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body advocates for the “slow-carb diet,” and wholeheartedly recommends legumes. Those in favor of the Paleo diet, or Cave Man diet as it’s also called, say that all starchy foods are bad and that they cause digestive upset. So what are the facts behind legumes? Are they on the “good to eat list” when it comes to Alzheimer’s nutrition?

 

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Alzheimer’s Nutrition Guide to 10 Power Foods for the Brain

Posted by on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Some of the most exciting research on Alzheimer’s and nutrition involves super antioxidants available in many bright colored fruits and vegetables, as well as other food sources.  Scientists are very enthused about the effects these foods have on brain health. New research is being developed to find out just how much of these super foods should be eaten for fighting specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. What are these super foods and how can we incorporate them into our daily diet of Alzheimer’s nutrition?

 

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Is Tap Water Harmful in Alzheimer’s Nutrition?

Posted by on Monday, February 4th, 2013

We have all heard about the importance of drinking enough water every day, but the level of confusion around this seemingly simple topic is no surprise. There are just about as many different types of water as there are people who drink it. But what is the research behind this essential nutrient, and what type of water is best for Alzheimer’s prevention?

 

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Power Foods for the Brain: Herbs and Spices for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Friday, February 1st, 2013

You may think that herbs are simply flavor packed plants that make your food taste great, and while that is a true statement, there may be a lot more to these tasty greens than anyone suspected. In fact, herbs are jam packed with nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants, polyphenols (which are also present in red wine and tea), and essential oils and many other nutrients that help fight germs, boost the immune system, and even reduce inflammation. But is it possible that herbs and spices can help with Alzheimer’s prevention?

 

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America’s Soft Drink Addiction: How Soda Can Affect Your Brain

Posted by on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

It seems America is addicted to soft drinks and unfortunately most are either high in sugar that may increase risks of Alzheimer’s disease, or contain Aspartame in diet drinks. There are many rumors about the effects of Aspartame, but are these soft drinks really so unhealthy and if so, are they allowed in a healthy Alzheimer’s nutrition diet?

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Say Good Night to Memory Loss: Adequate Sleep Might Just Save Your Brain

Posted by on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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When we were told as kids that it was important to get a good night’s sleep, little did we know how sound that advice actually was.  It turns out that getting sleep each night not only help your body, but restores your mind as well. In fact, studies are indicating that lack of sleep affects memory function and might be linked to, you guessed it, Alzheimer’s disease. But how do we know for sure that we are getting enough sleep for Alzheimer’s prevention?

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Alzheimer’s Prevention On the Go: Is There Really such a Thing as Healthy Fast Food?

Posted by on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Healthy fast food sounds like an oxymoron and for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, healthy eating is so important that learning how to select nutritious foods when eating out is a vital part of self care. But are there really healthy fast food restaurants available when we need to eat out in a hurry, and if so what are the healthiest selections on the menu for Alzheimer’s nutrition?

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Alzheimer’s Fighting Super Foods for the Brain: Fruits and Vegetables You Should be Eating

Posted by on Monday, January 28th, 2013

The list of super foods that may promote Alzheimer’s prevention is lengthy. These brain healthy foods not only help lower risks of heart disease, they have also been proven through research to lower the risk of stroke, and yes, even Alzheimer’s. What are these additional super foods that can do so much for our health, and how can we be sure we are getting enough of them in our daily Alzheimer’ s prevention diet?

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Boost Your Alzheimer’s Prevention with These Powerful Super Foods for the Brain

Posted by on Friday, January 25th, 2013

Do you know that nearly 60 percent of the human brain is made up of fat? In fact, the brain requires a quarter of the nutrients in your blood system to function normally. With that being said, it’s obvious that eating a nutritious diet loaded with healthy fats and other brain foods may help with Alzheimer’s prevention. But what are these super brain foods and how can we be sure to get enough of them in our every day diet?

 

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Battling Alzheimer’s at the Gym and the Dinner Table: Why Prevention Requires Both

Posted by on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

As Alzheimer’s continues to wreak havoc with the senior population, researchers are scrambling to find the perfect recipe for treating the disease. Right now scientific evidence is not pointing toward a magic pill as a cure for Alzheimer’s, but a combination of methodologies to tackle the disease from different angles. But what are these multi-faceted Alzheimer’s prevention recommendations?

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