Want to know which foods reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s? But first, know one thing: Alzheimer’s disease was first discovered in the 1900s. It is named after German psychiatrist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer. For 6 years, the latter examined the brain of his patient, a certain Augusta Deter. His analyzes revealed in particular the symptoms that characterize this neurodegenerative pathology.
And according to a study by the ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International), 60 to 70% of dementia cases worldwide are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Despite advances in medicine, at present, no one has managed to defeat it. However, Chinese specialists have recently revealed that doing some sorting in your fridge can reduce the risk of dementia. So what are foods to ban and consume?
Avoid ultra-processed foods!
It is common knowledge that to have health, eating well is very important. Therefore, if you are a fan of processed foods and fast foods, considered the temples of junk food, it may be time to change your habits. Of course, biting into a greasy burger and fries gives us a culinary orgasm. That said, be aware that these foods can increase the risks of mental illnessesincluding Alzheimer’s.
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Alzheimer’s disease, dementia… A Chinese study confirms that excessive consumption of ultra-processed products poses risks to our health…
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Note that a lot of research has already been done on this. Among them is the study conducted by specialists from the Tianjin Medical University in China. They analyzed 72,083 participants, all aged 55 or older and had no symptoms of dementia. To do this, the specialties collected their medical records and their eating habits. Those who ate ultra-processed foods had a higher risk of dementia.
You should know that these products in question are low in fiber, but rich in salt, sugar, bad fats and food additives. As examples, we can cite aperitif biscuits, crisps, sodas, chocolate bars. Not forgetting industrial breads and brioches, charcuterie containing nitrites, Ice creams and so much more. So how to fix it?
Put raw food on your plates!
According to the analysis of Chinese experts, reduce by 10% the consumption ofultra-processed foods can reduce the risk of dementia by 19%. In the scientific journal Neurology, the specialists concluded in particular:
“Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with a higher risk of dementia, while replacing ultra-processed foods with unprocessed or minimally processed foods was associated with a lower risk of dementia.”
Thus, in your plates, henceforth favor dishes based on raw products. Moreover, on this subject, you are spoiled for choice between the fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, shellfish, fresh and frozen fish. But also unflavored nuts and seeds, eggs, paws. In addition to limiting the risk of dementia, it should be noted that raw food products have other health benefits.
On rare occasions they contain many more nutrients they may contain. Indeed, the more the product is processed, the less food it contains for our health. Also, cooking raw products is probably the best way to control what we ingest in our bodies. To help you during your next shopping, know that ultra-processed products are classified C, D or E to the Nutri-Score.
What do I need to know about the disease?
As we said at the beginning of this article, at present there is still no medical care for cure alzheimer. Note that according to the WHO, worldwide, 50 million people are affected.
In France, in 2015, this number was 900,000 and each year, there are more than 200,000 new cases. Even if it regularly strikes the elderly, it happens that Alzheimer’s manifests itself very early. Also in France, patients under the age of 60 number around 33,000 and most are women (60%).
As for the symptoms, the most common is memory loss. Patients tend to forget important events like their birthday. Over time, the memory loss intensifies. In particular, children can get lost in places that are familiar to them. Worse still, they can also forget the face and the first name of the people he meets. And there comes a time when they lose all autonomy and therefore need constant assistance. However, although he complicates the lives of patientsit should be noted that Alzheimer’s is not a direct cause of death.