NUTRITION AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. This incurable neurodegenerative disorder destroys brain cells, which significantly affects cognitive functions like memory and reasoning.
Did you know that?
More than 500,000 Canadians have a neurocognitive disorder and that 65% of people aged 65 and over who are diagnosed with this type are women
Food and preventionCan diet prevent this disease or even slow its progression towards the advanced stage Recently, I had a very interesting discussion on Alzheimer's with scientist Éric Simard, Doctor of Biology. Dr. Simard is at the origin of important discoveries to slow down the processes of aging. See our video chat on Alzheimer's.
Top 10 prevention tipsIn this month of Alzheimer's disease awareness, I decided to share with you what you need to know about nutrition-prevention according to science! Here is an excerpt from mytop 10 of the best tips published in the Journal de Montréal:
1.Meet your vitamin D needsLow serum vitamin D levels increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. As a preventive strategy, a serum level above 75 nmol/L is recommended. A vitamin D supplement of 1000 IU per day is recommended to achieve this goal.
To see my 2 most recent videos on vitamin D:The importance of vitamin DandValuable vitamin D.
2.Reduce your meat consumptionDietary patterns that reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease are naturally low in meats and deli meats. The unfavorable effect associated with meat consumption could be related to its saturated fat content and its cooking method.
Check out my tips for consuming more plant-based protein: Vegetable proteins on the menu.