“Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” Hippocrates
Did you know there are foods that can help with dementia? The nutrients found in certain foods not only feed your body, they feed your brain.
Here’s a few foods to make sure and include in the dementia diet.
• Leafy Greens – improves cognition, fights off depression and shows increased brain function.
• Cruciferous Vegetables – lowers homocysteine, an amino acid linked with cognitive impairment.
• Legumes – boosts acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter critical for brain function.
• Berries – protects your brain from damage caused by free radicals, inflammation and radiation.
• Dark Chocolate – improves blood flow to the brain
• Fish – Keeps the brain in tip-top shape and lowers risk of brain lesions that can cause dementia.
• Nuts – Protects against age-related memory loss and works to improve mood.
• Pumpkin seeds – Improves memory and cognitive function
• Cinnamon – Enhances cognitive processing.
• Turmeric – Breaks up brain plaque and reduce inflammation that can cause memory problems.
Consuming a diet of nutrient-rich foods can improve a dementia patient’s outcomes and quality of life.