The subject of old age and dementia is particularly close to my heart. Currently my maternal grandmother is living in a nursing home with this disease. This has been one of my main motivators for taking charge of my health and making a change in my life.
I learned in the China Study that Alzheimer’s occurs when a “protein substance called beta-amyloid accumulates in critical areas of the brain as a plaque like the cholesterol laden plaque that builds up in cardiovascular diseases”. This means that heart disease and dementia are similar and related. The role of diet and lifestyle can drastically reduce the risk of heart disease which means it can do the same for dementia and Alzheimer’s. A diet rich in animal products promotes beta-amyloid and thus further impairs cognitive function.
What do we need to eat eat to improve cognitive function and keep our brains healthy?:
🌱A diet rich in antioxidants that fights free radical damage
🌱A diet rich in leafy greens which keeps our blood folic acid high
🌱A diet rich in carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, and minerals
I refuse to believe that sickness is inevitable as we age. I refuse to believe that old age and memory loss go hand in hand, and I refuse to believe it’s inevitable and therefore what type of diet and lifestyle I lead doesn’t matter.
What we eat matters. What we think matters, how we treat our bodies and all beings matters.
A whole foods plant based diet is the answer. It saves our health, our environment and millions of innocent animals as well.
CHOOSE PLANTS 🌱
This post is dedicated to my beautiful Vavo Livie, I ❤️ you 😘