5 Nutrients for AVOIDING Alzheimer’s?!
Here’s the thing…
If you want a healthy body, you must feed it healthy food.
And the same is true for your BRAIN.
When you don’t, you’re essentially starving your mind. And you don’t need me to tell you that your brain is the core of what makes you… well… YOU.
A brain deprived of necessary nutrients can develop neurodegeneration, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s.
Here’s what to feed your brain to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Researchers analyzed the brains of deceased individuals—some who had Alzheimer’s and some who didn’t.
Compared to healthy brains, the brains of the individuals with Alzheimer’s had about HALF the following 5 critical micronutrients.
- Lycopene. This antioxidant pigment gives a red color to foods like tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit.
- Retinol. This form of vitamin A is vital for your immune system and for seeing in low-light conditions. Your body makes retinol from beta-carotene in foods like leafy vegetables, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
- Lutein. This nutrient provides critical protection for your eyes, but it’s also been connected to better brain function. Lutein is found in egg yolks, spinach, corn, and zucchini.
- Zeaxanthin. Like lutein, zeaxanthin is typically known for its eye protection. But it has also been shown to help increase brain processing speed and memory and boost brain blood flow. It’s found in foods like eggs, mangoes, and oranges.
- Vitamin E. This super antioxidant helps protect the brain from oxidative stress. It also allows your brain to utilize the critical omega-3, DHA. You can get vitamin E from nuts, seeds, avocados, asparagus, and peppers.
What these nutrients have in common is that they’re ALL antioxidants that prevent cell damage.
Lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are also carotenoids. And earlier research shows that diets rich in carotenoids are linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s.
Studies have also found that folks with higher lutein and zeaxanthin levels in their blood and retinas also have a lower risk of disease.
The difference is that, while those other studies show correlation, this new study shows the REAL impact these nutrients (or lack thereof) could have on the brain itself.
The solution is simple. Eat MORE brain-supporting foods.
P.S. [Alert] THIS food could raise Alzheimer’s risk by up to 75%!
Dorey CK, et al., “Low Xanthophylls, Retinol, Lycopene, and Tocopherols in Grey and White Matter of Brains with Alzheimer’s Disease.” J Alzheimers Dis. 2023;94(1):1-17. doi: 10.3233/JAD-220460. PMID: 35988225; PMCID: PMC10357197.
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