The Role of Food in Dementia
Is diet an important aspect in preventing dementia? The answer is yes. Research suggests that you can reduce the risk of dementia with healthy dietary habits & making certain lifestyle changes.
DEMENTIA DIET RECOMMENDATIONS
DIET FOR DEMENTIA
According to a recent study, the food you consume has a lot to do with the health of your brain especially as you age. Just taking vitamin pills won’t suffice; natural foods that contain essential micro-nutrients are necessary to consume. The risk of dementia can be reduced by following a healthy dietary protocol, exercising, stress management, remaining active mentally and socially and getting adequate rest. It is possible to prevent or at least delay the symptoms of dementia with the help of a healthy diet.
We are providing the necessary food recommendations for Dementia that can help.
- Diet and Lifestyle are quite important when it comes to addressing conditions related to memory loss and concentration. Always opt for organic vegetables like broccoli, greens, fresh fruits (such as apples, grapefruit, strawberries, peach, pears and pomegranate), whole grains, cow’s milk, and unprocessed food.
- Almonds, Peanuts/peanut butter, walnuts, sunflower seeds and hazel nuts are rich in vitamin E and A, these are vital in combating further memory loss and also help regain memory in most cases.
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) rich foods such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, sardines and other fishes are healthy choices.
- Include beans, whole grains, poultry, olive oil, and wine
- Consuming foods such as ginger, green tea, fatty fish, soy products, ginko biloba, blueberries, and other dark berries may protect these important cells from damage.
Foods for Moderate consumption:
Oils and fats are bad for dementia as well therefore it is best to limit their use. Reduce intake of red meat, prawns, potatoes, garlic, chilies, corn syrup, sugar and products made from white flour (noodles/pasta, white rice)
Foods to Avoid:
- Avoid refined/processed/frozen foods, Chemical additives like color/dye, preservatives; MSG may worsen memory and mental status.
- Hot and sour foods such as ketchup/sauce, mustard, pickle and fermented foods should be avoided.
Take equal parts of Sesame seed and Amla( Indian Gooseberry). Mix with Ghee (clarified butter) and honey (in 1:3 ratio) and take every morning for a month to improve memory and concentration.