Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia, affecting approximately 5.2 million people just in America, according to surveys conducted in 2013. Alzheimer is considered the third killer in United State, after the heart diseases and cancer. Studies show that there is a strong connection between diet’s that a man has, and Alzheimer’s disease, very similar as there is a strong link between type 2 diabetes and diet. Contrary to popular belief, your brain does not need glucose and really works better when burning other “fuels” such as ketones, substances produced when our body changes fats into energy.
According to some experts, such as Dr. Ron Rosedale, Alzheimer’s and similar diseases may be caused as a consequence of constant burning glucose for energy, a process carried out by your brain. In 2005, Alzheimer’s was called “type 3 diabetes” when researchers found that, besides the pancreas, your brain also produces insulin, and this insulin is required for survival of brain cells.
Sugar destroys brain structure and functions
In your brain, insulin helps regulate glucose which is required to adapt neurons like, which is crucial for memory and learning. Therefore, low levels of insulin in your brain damage learning skills.
Studies have found that people with low levels of insulin develop Alzheimer’s disease. According to recent studies published in the “Journal of Neurology,” the US, sugar and other carbohydrates can aggravate your brain function, even if you suffer from diabetes or senile dementia. To test this theory, glucose markers were evaluated on shorts and long term, and in this research involved 141 healthy elderly people who did not suffer from diabetes or dementia. They underwent memory tests that supposed to determine brain function and structure of the hippocampus (located inside brain formation in the right ear). Here’s the conclusion reached by scientists:
“In both cases, high levels of glucose showed a poor memory and a smaller hippocampus than normal, also hippocampus structure was compromised.”
The researchers came to the conclusion that structural changes are related to glucose levels and memory. In other words, memory is impaired because of a high sugar intake and it was proved that the sugar intake would contribute directly to hippocampus atrophy. In the long run, it decreases the hippocampus, which is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, hippocampus involved in the formation, organizing and storing memories.
Normally a sugar level of 125 mg/dl indicates that a person is in pre-diabetic stage. A sugar level of 90-100 mg/dl is considered normal. However, there are studies showing that brain atrophy occurs when there is a “Normal” sugar.
There are few studies that have shown that the brain is very malleable and precisely it can shape through diet and lifestyle. Unfortunately, the American public was so good “brainwashed” by the sugar industry and processed foods so that sugar has become a “perfect nutrient” that “should” be on a healthy diet. Without accurate information, it is much harder to make a “healthy” decision. An American journal entitled “Newsweek” recently publicized an article which shows how far the sugar industry went to defend and promote their goods:
“According to a report from the Center for Science and Democracy … industry groups representing companies that sell sweeteners such as” Sugar Association “or” Associated refined corn “gave a lot of money to convince researcher say’s that these products have no negative consequences on human health.
GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY DIET TO MAINTAIN HEALTH BRAIN FUNCTION
It is becoming increasingly clear that the same biological processes that lead to insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes, may affect the brain. As you eat more and more sugar and grains, the brain becomes overwhelmed by the consistently high volume of glucose and insulin, which lowers the signal to the brain, leading to inconsistencies in your thinking and memory skills, and eventually causes permanent destruction of the brain. Indeed, there is extensive evidence showing that consumption as low fructose is a very important step in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Treatments are limited in this area, so the best would be to follow the saying “prevention is the mother of wisdom” if you want to stay away from Alzheimer’s you should lead a healthy lifestyle in your youth to protect your old times. Another major factor is constituted by consumption of GM crops, which are present today in almost all processed foods in America.
We should avoid refined sugar and fructose. Ideally, you should consume about 25 grams of fructose and sugar during the day and about 15 grams if you have insulin resistance or other similar diseases. A recent study in animals has shown that as long as they are fed with food from fast food their memory was seriously affected. Thus, the animals begin to have problems in recognizing different places.
Avoid gluten and casein (from milk). Researchers showed that “barriers” created by blood flow in the brain are intensely affected by gluten. Gluten affects your gut permeability, which allows them to reach the blood proteins, and this is not recommended. Also, it can weaken your immune system, promote inflammation, both played an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore it is advisable to have a diet rich in folate, which you can easily take in raw vegetables if you eat regularly. Avoid synthetic compounds, such as folic acid, which is a lower version of foliate. It is advisable to increase consumption of healthy fats, including those that contain omega-3 such as walnuts. Such fats health of your brain and it will function optimally, as long as you eat: almond milk, ghee (clarified butter), wheat grass, olives, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, nuts as pecans, macadamia, and avocado.
Do not forget to eat often fermented diets such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kombucha. Eat blueberries, e if you can especially wild blueberries, they are a real source of anthocyanins and antioxidants that will keep you away from Alzheimer’s or other neurological diseases. You also should food your nutrition with Ginkgo Biloba, vitamin B12, alpha lipoic acid.