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Can Genetics Play a Role in Determining The Best Diet for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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There are many new diets these days, all claiming to be the best for brain health.  Improving cognitive skills seems to have gone mainstream and with all this attention on brain health, more and more brain healthy diets keep popping up. But which diet is healthiest for Alzheimer’s disease prevention?

According to Dr. Angela Hanson, Geriatric specialist at the UW Memory and Brian Wellness Center, the very best diet we have scientific evidence for right now is the Mediterranean Diet. 

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How to Boost The Nutrition in Your Smoothie for Optimal Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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If you are looking for ways to include many of the recommended power foods and supplements into your daily diet,  for an optimal Alzheimer’s prevention plan, consider drinking smoothies.  Smoothies are a great way to combine several power foods and supplements all in one snack or meal.  Read on to discover how smoothies can help with the Alzheimer’s prevention diet.

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Can Green Tea Really Help to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Green tea has long been recognized for its many healthy properties, but there is growing scientific research pointing to the fact that green tea may offer health benefits beyond what was originally attributed to this nutritious beverage.  Healthy components of green tea have been scientifically found to offer countless health benefits, from providing a strong defense against free radicals to lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, but can green tea really help with Alzheimer’s disease?

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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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How Citrus Fruit May Help with Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Monday, September 5th, 2016

When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, all foods are definitely NOT created equal.  In fact, when selecting nutritious fruit for the Alzheimer’s diet, citrus fruits are some of the healthiest.  But just what makes oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits so beneficial and can eating more citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemons and oranges actually help promote Alzheimer’s prevention? 

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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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Can Increased Cortisol Levels Adversely Affect Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Posted by on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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If you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease (AD) you may already know that stress is not a good thing when it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention.  Scientist believe that the human body has been geared up to protect us against threats (real or perceived) since as far back as the prehistoric man.  Today most of the threats we encounter do not come in the form of predators or other aggressors, but the same stress cycle remains part of the anatomy of our brain chemistry. Learn how the stress cycle can adversely affect Alzheimer’s prevention and how.

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Brain Healthy Fats for Alzheimer’s Nutrition

Posted by on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about brain healthy foods and healthy fats for Alzheimer’s nutrition-such as those found in avocados, nuts, eggs and olive oil.  A little over a decade ago, fats were considered taboo for a healthy diet, today there’s been a 180 degree change in the thinking of nutrition experts when it comes to fat in the 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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