TOP 8 Foods to Prevent Alzheimer’s

22 February, 2017 , , , ,

In a previous article on the MIND Diet as prevention against Alzheimer’s disease, I mentioned a few foods to focus on. I’m back today to remind you of those foods, and tell you why they’re so interesting from a nutritional standpoint.

Olive Oil

Cod with Olives and Fennel

Cod with Olives and Fennel

If you’re one of our regular readers, it won’t be the first time you read about olive oil…. And it probably won’t be the last! The benefits of olive oil have been extolled by many. Not just as part of the Mediterranean diet, but more recently as part of the MIND diet as well. We know it for its good fats and the fact eating it regularly can reduce “bad cholesterol” and increase “good cholesterol.” It now seems that eating it regularly may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Use a regular olive oil for cooking foods, and extra virgin olive oil to season your salads. Need inspiration? Here are a few recipes that should whet your appetite:

Whole Grains

Aside from the fiber they contain, whole grain cereals also contain more vitamins and minerals than their “white” counterparts. Go for brown rice instead of white rice or “minute rice”, steel cut oats rather than instant oats, and hulled barley instead of pearl barley. Other good choices are quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, bulgur wheat and millet.

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Jef L'Ecuyer

Jef L’Ecuyer

Registered Dietitian, RD at SOScuisine.com

Member of the Quebec College of Dietitians (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada,Jef graduated from McGill University in December 2014. Recently graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef poses a simple, effective and practical look at daily meal planning. With this in mind, she works in conjunction with the mission of SOSCuisine…

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