The mind is wonderful and amazing. Just when we think it can’t surprise us anymore, we discover new mysteries about it and how it works. However, just as it is full of interesting mysteries, it is also full of problems and diseases that we still do not know how to treat. This is precisely because there is still so much we do not know.
One of them is precisely Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most dangerous and irremediable psychiatric conditions. Among the little we know about it, it is currently attributed to the degeneration and death of brain cells, with memory loss as the most serious cause.
First of all, let’s be honest. If you come to this article looking for a way to avoid this disease infallibly, you won’t find an answer here. On the other hand, today we bring you a selection of tips and recommendations to reduce your chances of suffering from it in the future.
WHAT HABITS CAN YOU REINFORCE TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART
As we already know, our heart is the engine that pumps blood to all the organs of the body. Therefore, its functioning, good or bad, has an effect on any of the systems.
One of the main risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are those linked to a poorly functioning heart (hypertension, cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, etc.), in addition to diabetes and obesity.
It may not be a complete guarantee, but a healthy life reduces the chances of suffering from the disease.
There are many consumer products that are currently terrible for health. Tobacco is one of them. In addition, it is currently believed to be the trigger in 45% of cases of senile dementia.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXERCISE
No, the brain is not a muscle. Every time you’ve read “Train your brain like any other muscle” you’ve been fooled… at least half-heartedly. Indeed, the brain is not a muscle, but it does require constant exercise: reading, learning,porno français, Sudoku. There is plenty to choose from.
Besides, it’s not just the mind that needs to be put to work. So does the body. 30 minutes a day will be more than enough, as long as you are consistent. Again, the choices are many: outdoor sports, boxing, swimming, jogging, etc.
PROTECT YOUR HEAD
This is both literal and figurative. On the one hand, it is important to be careful on a day-to-day basis with head injuries and bumps. On the other, socializing and interacting with others is a more entertaining way to exercise memory and cognitive functions.
Doesn’t an afternoon of chatting and coffee sound better than a math class?
FOODS TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S
Although this point is especially debated in the scientific community, there are currently several studies that prove that certain foods can help prevent this disease.
One of the most recommended foods are cruciferous vegetables and bulbs. That is, arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cabbage and even turnip. Likewise, green leafy foods, such as lettuce, and olive oil are also recommended.
Other fruits have also been shown to be effective in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Among them, some sweet and acidic fruits such as grapes, oranges, strawberries and apples stand out. Cocoa, coffee and low-fat fish, with their high omega 3 and 6 content, are also especially recommended.