As they say, you are what you eat. When you or a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it is especially important to maintain a healthy diet. This means including more protein, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit into the diet. Not only will the patient benefit, but you can also enjoy the benefits of a more healthy lifestyle. Here are a couple of good ideas that you should try to follow!
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Foods containing omega 3 fatty acids should be included in the diet around twice a week. They are proven to reduce inflammation which treats conditions like cancer and heart disease. You can find the acid in a number of foods including different types of fish, walnuts or flaxseed, and canola oil. You can also purchase Omega 3 supplements in place of the food.
We are mostly made of water, so naturally it is important to stay hydrated. As people get older, they typically are not as thirsty as usual, but they still need just as much water as anyone else.
Calcium is attributed to bone health. As people get older, their bones become more fragile, so it is important to incorporate calcium into a diet. It is also beneficial for lowering blood pressure. Calcium can be distributed in dairy milk, leafy greens, orange juice, or other types of milks.
Making something like a smoothie can include all different sorts of food groups in one swoop. Sometimes, Alzheimer’s patients might refuse to eat or make the necessary changes. Smoothies can include calcium (orange juice), protein (wheat germ), and fruits (natural sugars).
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