According to the figures, some 20 million Americans either suffer themselves from Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, or have a family member who does. And as the current generation of “baby boomers” ages into its senior years, this figure is only expected to increase dramatically. But there are a number of dietary interventions you can begin taking right now to help minimize your risk of developing this horrid condition. Here are five powerful foods to help optimize your brain health and stave off dementia:
1) Coconut oil. Arguably the most effective preventive food for avoiding Alzheimer’s, coconut oil has a near-miraculous ability to both repair and rejuvenate the brain. Scientists have learned that brains unable to properly metabolize glucose require a special compound known as ketones to effectively function — and coconut oil is the richest known source of a special type of fat that is converted directly into ketones upon consumption. Known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), these powerful substances help to eliminate the amyloid plaques in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer’s, as well as facilitate the restoration of a healthy brain.
Dr. Mary Newport, M.D., medical director at the neonatal intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida, is a testament to the power of coconut oil, as her husband was able to completely heal his developing dementia by taking coconut oil. By simply taking about four tablespoons of either coconut or palm kernel oil daily, Dr. Newport’s husband was essentially cured of his condition in about a year.
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