5 Habits to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study reveals that you can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease among a host of other neurological disorders, according to data compiled by almost 16 researchers.

And it’s almost by 70% to 80%, according to Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

So, here are 5 habits that will help you stave off Alzheimer’s Disease:

#1: Reduce the intake of trans and saturated fats

Bad fats, such as trans and saturated fats, tend to increase cholesterol, which, in turn, increases the production of the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain – which is an indicator of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

#2: 5 mg of Vitamin E Daily

Instead of a supplement, choose food sources with Vitamin E such as mangoes, papayas, avocados, spinach, tomatoes, red bell peppers, cereals and fortified bread as well as even eating a handful of nuts or seeds.

#3: Avoid cooking with aluminium pots and pans

Aluminium is said to cause issues with cognition, according to preliminary data from research. It is preferable to cook with cast iron or stainless steel pots and pans instead.

#4: Walk quickly for 40 minutes 3 times a week

Regular aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of dementia by almost 40% to 50%. Just one more reason to hit the gym or to get off your behind, isn’t it?

#5: Include veggies, fruits, legumes and whole grains in your diet

These foods are rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B6 and folate which protect the brain. But that’s not all – an increase in the intake of fruits and vegetables not only reduces the possibility of cognitive decline but it will also reduce the risk of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes all of which are linked with Alzheimer’s disease.