June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Learn how a how to eat to reduce Alzheimer’s risk by adopting a healthy whole-foods plant-based diet.
Did you know that the same foods that help prevent heart disease and stroke can also help prevent brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s?
I encourage you to learn more about Alzheimer’s by visiting alz.org and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of this disease as well as dementia.
While none of my family members have Alzheimer’s, my mother was diagnosed in her 60s with a rare brain disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, which caused her to have dementia. The cause of her disease is unknown, but I can’t help but wonder if highly processed foods and animal products contributed to it, as they do to many other diseases.
In the end her life was cut short by pancreatic cancer, and over the last several years I have been educating myself about how a healthy diet can help prevent so many terrible diseases.
Let’s all learn ways we can reduce Alzheimer’s risk simply by making healthier food choices.
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- This article, 5 Tips to Cut Your Risk for Alzheimer’s in Half by Dr. Neal Barnard has lots of fantastic information regarding eating a whole-foods plant-based diet and creating healthy habits.
- Learn about the Blue Zones and The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People.
- Read How Not to Die and learn what are the best foods to eat to prevent and reverse disease.
- Incorporate more Mediterranean foods into your lifestyle with The Vegiterranean Diet.
- Check out Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory.
Most of the recipes I share with you here and on the Veggies Save The Day Facebook page are very healthy, but I don’t want you to feel like you can’t have treats now and then. But if we focus on low-fat, low-salt recipes based on fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, plus getting adequate sleep and exercise, we are doing so much for our bodies to stay healthy, that eating a bowl of coconut ice cream or a vegan cupcake now and then isn’t going to make a difference. However, I’ve personally found that the more I eat healthy foods, the more I crave them.
Let’s look at some of my favorite healthy recipes that are perfect for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (and any time)!
What healthy food choices will you be making to reduce Alzheimer’s risk? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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