Not only do we eat to live, but many of us also love to eat, whether for a special occasion or just because it makes us feel good. It is no wonder that we are increasingly understanding how nutrition is so closely linked to many diseases that did not appear to be nutritionally related at all.
Let me start with a disclaimer by saying that there is no diet or supplement that can prevent Alzheimer's disease. However, it has become more evident in recent years that nutrition can play a role in Alzheimer's prevention and progression.
Although not quite clear how our eating patterns can lead to Alzheimer's, we know that inflammation of the body and insulin resistance are related to its development, suggesting a link to food. In fact, some chronic diseases directly associated with nutrition such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes are risk factors for Alzheimer's.
Researchers have found that low-fat sugary diets that typically cause metabolic syndrome also appear to lead to the development of characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer's. The diseases that are typically due to metabolic syndrome such as heart disease and diabetes are also associated with chronic inflammation due to poor nutrition.
Considering this link between nutrition and Alzheimer's, let's take a closer look at what you should be eating and what not to prevent Alzheimer's.