Brain Food: 3 Ingredients to Avoid Alzheimer's
There are 3 main ingredients linked to Alzheimer's disease, and you can watch how much you eat of each one to lessen your risk of memory loss! Keep reading to learn more about each substance, and check out the recipes for healthy ways but tasty ways to eat well!
Avoid Omega-6 Fats: Vegetable oil contains a lot of Omega-6 Fat, a substance that is bad for the brain. Almost all processed foods have vegetable oil in them as an ingredient, so making your own food and eating lots of fruits and vegetables will help you avoid this risk! Try making Banana Bread, Berry Salad, or Asparagus Medley Soup to have a healthy alternative to pre-made usuals!
Add some Folates: Fruits and vegetables such as leafy greens, beans, oranges, and bananas are high in folates, good for brain health. Try making your salad with spinach instead of iceberg lettuce, or eat a banana or orange with your breakfast. It's really easy to add some folates to your daily routine, and will help your long-term cognitive abilities.
Try Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Salmon, walnuts, flax seeds, and many other foods are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids, which help cells stay healthy. Vegetables such as cauliflower also contain these acids. Cook Salmon with Feta Cheese or Salmon Carpaccio for a great dinner that is high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and be on your way to a healthier brain!