Losing objects frequently, forgetting certain commitments or not finding the right words at the moment are memory problems, signs of cognitive decline. Dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease, is a more serious impairment.
At this time there is no treatment cash against mild age-related cognitive decline, but research reveals there are foods that can help prevent it. One of those foods is peanuts as published by Harvard School of Public Health.
There is a link between food and brain health. There are foods that promote the development of cognitive processes, as the memory, he reasoning, the development of language, the Problem resolution or decision making.
In recent research published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, scientists point out the four most important food groups for stop deterioration cognitive with age:
- Fruits. Like blueberries, strawberries, avocados, and apples.
- Vegetables. Broccoli, spinach, asparagus, among others.
- Walnuts Walnuts, almonds and peanuts (although it is not a walnut it provides the same benefits).
- Vegetables. Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and peas.
The study of nearly 9,000 middle-aged participants in Canada found that those who consumed less of the food mentioned were more likely to experiencing cognitive decline.
This makes sense if we consider previous studies that reveal that Omega-3, lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin E may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Besides peanuts, research has indicated that consuming a fresh avocado daily can promote memory in older adults.
Others neurologists they also point out that the fatty fish (source of Omega 3), followed by vegetables in the diet, contribute to reduce the risk of cognitive decline like Alzheimer’s disease.
Beans have a cluster of health benefits. It was recently revealed that Beans are the star food of the most people long-lived they have up 110 years that inhabit the blue zones, daily they consume a cup.
So now you know, integrate fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts into your daily diet, of the latter the American Heart Association advises a portion of a small handful or 1.5 ounces of whole pieces.