Friday, January 20, 2012

Preventing Alzheimer's

While I missed the first part of today's Dr. Oz program, I was just in time to catch a few of Dr. Gary Small's tips for preventing Alzheimer's. His book, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program, will be released this coming Monday.
  • Have two servings of salmon, halibut or anchovies twice a week. Bake or grill. DO NOT FRY.
  • Consider having baked russet potatoes. They are high in antioxidants.
  • Include colorful fruits and vegetables and garlic in your daily diet.
  • Eat foods high in curcumin which is found in curry powder. In India, the rate of Alzheimer's is lower than that in North America. Researchers also discovered that students who ate Indian food performed better on tests.
  • Spices such as vanilla bean and oregano are also high in antioxidants.
  • Coffee in moderation--one to two cups a day-- protects the brain and reduces the incidence of Alzheimer's.
  • Alternate between different types of brain activities--crossword puzzles, learning a new language, video games.
Dr. Oz also referred to the following research finding: diabetes and high cholesterol can raise your risk of Alzheimer's. 

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