New studies are showing that Alzheimer’s and dementia are on the rise with poor diet of Westernized food. While the food itself does not present an issue, the real issue is the lack of nutrition that people receive when eating these foods on a regular basis. Promoting proper brain health with vitamins and healthy fatty acids such as Omega-3 is essential for brain health, and when you eat too many fries you don’t leave room for healthier foods to enter your life.
- As the Western diet spreads around the world, so do Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
- The researchers were not surprised by the findings. A large body of research shows that diets high in junk food, meat, and refined sugars increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, while traditional diets rich in real, whole foods — mostly vegetables — reduce the risk.
- The United States has the second-highest rate of Alzheimer’s worldwide, with an estimated 5 million people affected. The number of cases is expected to hit nearly 14 million by 2050.
“For those seeking more structured recommendations, one option is the MIND diet, developed by researchers from Chicago’s the Rush University Medical Center.”