5 Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s

We all want to live a long life, and we want to remember that we’ve been living a long life. Unfortunately, for ½ of the American population, this is an unattainable privilege, as they will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by the age of 85. Recent studies show that in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s, there are prevalent traces of 3 metals – Iron, Copper, and Zinc. Where are these minerals hiding, and how can we lower our intake? And what else can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s? Below are 5 steps you can take to help prevent Alzheimer’s.

Avoid Dairy

Cheese, milk, and other dairy products are high in fats and Copper – which studies show lead to up to 19 years of cognitive decline.

Avoid Meat

We’ve always been told that red meat is a healthy protein since it is such a good source of Iron. The problem is, it’s too good of a source, and contributes to extra Iron in your body.

Eat Super Foods

Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains contain just enough metals that your body needs to function well. By sticking to these foods, you’ll also stay trim and have loads of energy.

Include Key Vitamins

Since a lot of supplements have added Iron and Zinc, the best way to get your key vitamins (E, B6, B12, and Folate) is to consume them naturally. You can find these vitamins in broccoli, mango, beans, fortified soy milk, spinach, and asparagus.

Work Your Brain

Make sure your brain is staying active. Do crossword puzzles, and try linking. Linking is the practice of using a mental image to bring something to mind. For example, if you want to remember to pick up your dry cleaning, imagine something dry (like the desert) and a mop (cleaning) together.

It’s scary to imagine living without truly living due to Alzheimer’s, but taking these simple steps could help you go a long way to prevent this dibilitating disease.

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