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You won't believe that these ordinary foods offer Alzheimer's disease protection!

by , 22 February 2018
You won't believe that these ordinary foods offer Alzheimer's disease protection!
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is a devastating disease that robs victims of their memories and makes them shells of their former selves.

Even though scientists have been looking for a cure for Alzheimer's disease for many decades, they still haven't had much success. However, research shows that ordinary foods can offer protection.

Here are five common foods that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease…

Five common foods that can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease

#1: Tea
Enjoying a cup of tea every day can reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50% in people aged 55 and older, according to a study from the National University of Singapore. The risk is reduced by as much as 86% in those who carry the APOE e4 gene.
 
#2: Strawberries
Strawberries contain a natural compound called fisetin, which minimises the mental effects of ageing, say researchers at Salk’s Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory. For their study, they fed three-month-old mice that age prematurely a daily dose of fisetin with their food for seven months. They fed another group the same diet without fisetin. At 10 months old, those treated with fisetin weren’t noticeably different from a group of untreated three-month-old mice, however, those that weren’t treated with fisetin had difficulties with cognitive tests and showed elevated markers of inflammation and stress.

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#3: Mushrooms
Mushrooms have the ability to delay the development of age-related neurodegeneration, a number of studies have shown. One study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found that an extract of lion’s mane mushroom helped brain cells recover from damage and injury as well as had other positive effects on brain cells without being toxic.
 
#4: Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin A, which your body uses to create retonic acid, a retinoid that interacts with specific receptors in the brain and may slow down the formation of Alzheimer’s disease-causing beta amyloid deposits.
 
#5: Maple syrup
The neuroprotective effects of maple syrup are similar to that of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine. A study from the University of Toronto found that an extract found in pure maple syrup prevented the clumping of two types of proteins prominent in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
 
Add these foods to your daily diet to protect yourself against Alzheimer’s disease!

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