With our Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Meal Plans, you stack the odds in your favour. To take maximum advantage of our meal plans, take the time to read the information below.
Important Advice and Useful Tips
What you SHOULD do
- Be sure to find the following foods everyday in your diet:
- Colourful fruits and veggies
- Whole grains
- Olive and/or canola oil
- Nuts and/or seeds
- Legumes and/or soy products
- Low-fat dairy and substitutes
- Move! Physical activity should be part of a healthy lifestyle.
- If you are beginning, set realistic goals
- Choose an activity that you like and that fits your lifestyle
- Gradually increase the duration and frequency of your workout in order to get 30-60 minutes of moderate activity, 3 to 5 days a week
- The duration can be spread over the day. For example, 10 minutes of bike to go to work, 10 minutes of gardening and 10 minutes playing with your children
- To find out which calorie level is right for you, compute your estimated energy requirements (EER). To find out what your healthy body weight is, compute your body mass index (BMI).
- Drink enough water throughout the day (1.5 to 2 liters/day).
- Consult your Doctor if you have a medical condition. We also recommend that you consult a Registered Dietitian and tell her/him that you follow the SOSCuisine Meal Plans.
What you should watch out for
- Limit your intake of sweets and pastries
- At the grocery store, choose products without trans fat. For example, make sure the list of ingredients do not show hydrogenated oil.
- A balanced diet is recommended for meeting your nutritional needs. In most cases, this alone satisfies all your vitamin and mineral requirements. This is why, if you want to take a food supplement, it is strongly advisable to first determine the usefulness with your doctor. If you are on any medication, it would be equally wise to check with your pharmacist if there is any risk of interaction between your medication and supplement.
- Moderate your consumption of caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, etc.)
- If you drink alcoholic beverages: Do so in moderation, i.e. no more than one drink/day for women and two drinks/day for men.
FAQ: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
By how much can I reduce my risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?
The most recent scientific studies show that it’s possible to prevent between 30 and 50% of cases by adopting better lifestyle habits. On an individual level, that means it’s possible to substantially reduce the risk by following these meal plans.
Very simple changes in lifestyle habits can have a very positive impact on Alzheimer’s Disease prevention. Plus, these changes are beneficial to both cardiovascular health and metabolism.
So, this method is more encouraging than medications, which have little effect on symptoms and don’t seem to slow the progression of the disease.
Info Nutrition: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
The most recent recommendations (references) for Alzheimer’s Disease prevention consist of 50 nutritional targets that must be attained day after day, so as to ensure optimal health in the long-term.
- Adequate caloric intake, to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Optimal intakes of vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium, selenium, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins A, B3, B9, B12, D, E and K
- Optimal intakes of carbs (including fiber and added sugars), fats and proteins
- Optimal intakes of good fats (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated) and the optimal omega-6 / omega-3 ratio
- No trans fat, and limited amounts of saturated fats and added/concentrated sugars
- The presence of specifically recommended foods (fish, vegetarian protein sources, ect.)
- Appropriate number of servings of the 4 food groups of Canada’s Food Guide:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Grain products
- Low-fat milk and alternatives
- Meat alternatives (legumes and soy products)
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IMPORTANT: The information provided on this website does not replace a medical consultation and is not intended for self diagnosis. We recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional before undertaking a change to your diet or lifestyle. See Terms & Conditions.