Based on the estimates, Alzheimer’s disease is most widely-spread mental health condition across the country. This condition ranks sixth among the deadliest diseases throughout the US because it is not just progressive but also irreversible and incurable.
Alzheimer’s disease manifests by degenerating the nerve cells in the brain leading to behavior, thinking, and memory problems. Fortunately, there is a set of health guidelines which will help anyone prevent Alzheimer’s onset.
First, people should reduce the daily consumption of any processed foods. Poor dietary habits usually cause type 2 diabetes. Also, those who live with this conditions are twice more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
There are scientists who refer to Alzheimer’s as a potential type 3 diabetes. Public health experts underline that diabetes is easily preventable if people improve their lifestyle by adopting healthy diets and an organized fitness program.
Insulin resistance can be reduced through a balanced diet consisting of more vegetables and lean protein. Besides processed foods, Americans should cut down on refined carbs and added sugars as well.
It is worth mentioning that a poor sleep quality will increase the risk of amyloid plaques, that usually form in the brain triggering the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Specialists strongly recommend people to adjust their sleep patterns.
According to Rebecca Katz, author of the book called The Healthy Mind Cookbook, ‘this is a valuable time where the brain rids itself of collected debris. I Like to say that this is where the janitor comes in and cleans after a busy day at the office.’
Recent research suggests that gut bacteria play a major role in influencing behavior, mood, insulin response, and metabolism. Experts call it brain axis, meaning that your brain and gut are closely related.
Gut inflammation is caused by added sugars and refined foods, and it usually increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia, heart disease, obesity, and even depression. According to neurologist David Perlmutter, physical exercises help the brain produce new cells. More precisely, at least twenty minutes of aerobics every day will drop off the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to fifty percent.
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