There have been many studies done to understand the correlation between diet and Alzheimer’s. There is quite a specific eating protocol called the MIND diet which is an acronym for “Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay" ...
This diet, the MIND diet, is said to support brain health and longevity and is focused on eating some specific foods such as salmon, berries, nuts, seeds, and leafy greens and lowering the intake of high saturated and trans-fat foods. Along with the foods you eat, it is becoming more widely thought that gut health directly affects your chances in preventing the declining of your cognitive abilities and it is encouraged for all people to take probiotics to not only support your gut bacteria’s but your mind as well.
As important as food is for mind health, did you know that according to some very specific studies, using dinnerware that is brightly colored is extremely beneficial. Alzheimer’s causes difficulty in cognitive ability and in distinguishing colors, for example white rice on a white plate may be very difficult for someone to effectively distinguished the plate from the food. Using vividly colored plates and drink ware encourage people with Alzheimer’s to eat their favorite heart, gut and brain healthy foods and do so independently without the need of help from a care giver.
So, when you reach for snack maybe consider having a handful of homemade granola packed with brain healthy ingredients.
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