Let’s start with the good news: with better food choices, the human body can change and heal itself. It is an incredible machine.
This proves doubly true for our brains. Good nutrition can prevent and protects us against all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
From the latest research, we now know the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease begin with having too much sugar on the brain.
Here are some hard facts: the average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar a day; over the course of a year, that’s 152 pounds of sugar.
Scientists tell us, the higher our blood sugar levels are, the smaller our brain will become. Too much sugar in the brain actually makes the brain shrink. Yeek!
– Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts. – Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil.
1. Cut back or eliminate refined sugar—white or brown sugar and maple syrup. 2. Cut back or eliminate processed foods made from wheat—cookies, crackers, breads, breakfast cereal.