By: | Tags: | Comments: 0 | February 13th, 2018

TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa:
Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, but it’s not yet clear if that’s true for Alzheimer’s disease as well.
“I can’t write a prescription for broccoli and say this will help—yet,” says Sam Gandy MD, PhD, the associate director of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, in New York City.
It’s not a lost cause though. There are plenty of foods that researchers think will keep your whole body—including your brain—healthy.
And you have exercise, too!
Okay you can’t eat it, but research suggests that regular exercise is as important as what you eat when it comes to memory-saving lifestyle changes.
Experts all stress that getting regular exercise is also an important part of the equation when it comes to staving off many diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
The bottom line?
We can‘t go out and say, ‘Eat these things and you are protected from Alzheimer’s,’ but there is almost no downside to increasing your physical activity and consuming a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fish, healthy olive oils, nuts, and seeds!