Organic Foods & Alzheimer’s
Quite often when we think of keeping physically fit, exercising and eating right, we do so for a healthy body. However, often we overlook how essential all three of those key components are to keeping a healthy brain. In a recent study conducted in Sweden, it was found that the one of the most potent elements for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s Disease Wiki Page) was keeping both physically and mentally active. In the case study, it was noted that Alzheimer’s disease was less prevalent in populations that relied on harvesting their own organic foods. The physical exertion in farming and harvesting, coupled with the consumption of certain key dietary ingredients may indeed hold the secret for fending off, or at least delaying, Alzheimer’s disease. Read on to find out some foods you can eat everyday to help prevent this terrible disease.
Nuts about Organic Nuts!
By volume, our brains are the fattest organs in our body. But before you go and begin a “brain diet” to trim some ounces, the fat content in our brains are necessary. Fat is a great insulator that is used to insulate our neurons, which transmit impulses responsible for thought, movement and necessary bodily functions such as breathing. Therefore, maintaining a supply of these good types of fats the brain needs to keep active is one way to stay fit and mentally healthy. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that your brain needs are almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts. All rich in Omega-3’s as well as Vitamin E, they are brain super foods that can be eaten on the go, or mixed in with just about any food.