Eating Smart - 3 Ways To Improve Nutrition

Focusing on 3 additionas to your diet can make a significant difference in the long run. Add the three below changes to your diet to improve your fight against dementia and other memory declines.

1) Vitamin D: Remember to eat more fish! According to the Alzheimer’s Research Center vitamin D deficiency significantly increases the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  And it’s not surprising to find a “D” deficiency in older as well as younger adults. The best ways to improve vitamin D intake is to eat fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna and sardines. 

2) Studies have shown that most vitamin E-rich foods, such as walnuts, almonds and olive oil, had a reduced Alzheimer’s risk. Vitamin E may trap free radicals that can damage brain cells. Healthy snacking on nuts rather than chips can make a significant difference.

3) Lastly a lesser known Vitamin: Anthocyanins. "Recent research from Tufts University found that the antioxidant anthocyanin, found in blueberries, can protect brain cells and boost communication between brain neurons." Supposedly consuming two or more half-cup servings of blueberries or strawberries per week had a slower rate of memory decline than those who didn’t eat the berries.