Reducing Your Risk through Diet
Neuroscientists have shown for the first time that a diet high in the #omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. The new research reported in the journal Neuron suggests that a DHA-rich diet may lower one's risk of Alzheimer's disease and help slow progression of the disorder in its later stages. DHA is found in fish but the fish get it from the ocean plants and algae. So where do we get algae if we want to remain #vegetarian? If a person eats microalgae one would be getting DHA first hand. Spirulina is a good source of algae. There are other sources available from your health food store. Other omega-3 and anti-inflammatory foods would also be wise additions to help prevent the disease. These would include flax seed, almonds, walnuts and greens such as bok choy, kale, collards, and mustard. Even though foods such as salmon, chicken, and eggs are highly touted sources of #omega-3s and other essential nutrients, it is not necessary as the same nutrients can be obtained from these vegetarian sources.