In the article Can Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s, by Kristin Stewart, we are informed of how “A few studies found a correlation between high dietary fish with omega-3 fatty acid intake and a decrease in developing Alzheimer’s,” says Tara Harwood, also “High levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood, have been associated with the risk of dementia.” As the results of these studies, you cannot avoid the true possibility that what you eat can affect how your life turns out. Whether it’s a good outcome, from eating what you need to eat, to a bad outcome, eating what destroys you.
Kristen explains that some food that are claimed to help you aren’t actually very helpful at all. In the studies she has reviewed, the vitamins B12 and B6 were said to have an impact on the development of alzheimer’s, yet they don’t have any affect at all.
Kirsten then claims another reason for alzheimer’s, “ Another possible theory in the development of Alzheimer’s disease involves free radicals destroying the integrity of the body’s cells. These unstable molecules have the potential to cause cell aging and damage, which could be one piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle.” But the good news is “You can reduce your exposure to free radicals by limiting contact with the sun, environmental pollutants, and cigarette smoke,” says Harwood. “However, free radicals are a byproduct of metabolism, which occurs every minute of the day. Because it’s impossible to completely eliminate free radicals, [eating foods with] antioxidants, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene, and flavonoids, can help.” Basically healthy foods contain these and less free radicals. So as long as you are consistent with your meals and knowledge of what is in your food you should be able to lessen your chance of getting alzheimer’s.
Although there are many other causes of alzheimer’s, getting rid, or having less probability, of a factor of alzheimer’s is a step in the right direction and is what Kirsten is saying as well. As we know antioxidants help with the prevention of skin cancer, if it helps with the prevention of alzheimer’s too then why not? Might as well kill 2 birds with one stone.