A proper diet can potentially help prevent dementia in the Care recipient (cr) just like the rest of the body the brain needs proper nutrients to funciton focus on eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables lean protein and healthy fats eating habits that reduce inflammation and provide a steady supply of fuel are best the following tips help improve diet to prevent dementia

Try: Follow a mediterranean diet eating a heart-healthy mediterranean diet rich in fish nuts whole grains olive oil and abundant fresh produce treat the cr to the occasional glass of red wine and square of dark chocolate avoid trans fats and saturated fats reduce consumption by avoiding full-fat dairy products red meat fast food fried foods and packaged and processed foods get plenty of omega-3 fats evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent alzheimer’s disease and dementia common food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon tuna trout mackerel and sardines eat 4-6 small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large meals eating at regular intervals helps to maintain consistent blood sugar levels also avoid refined carbohydrates high in sugar and white flour which rapidly spike glucose levels and inflame the brain eat across the rainbow emphasize fruits and vegetables across the color spectrum to maximize protective antioxidants and vitamins daily servings of berries and green leafy vegetables should be part of any diet enjoy daily cups of tea green white and oolong teas are particularly brain healthy drinking 2-4 cups daily has proven benefits also reduce alcohol intake and drink only in moderation

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