The Swiss company writes on its information website that the Mediterranean diet – i.e. vegetables, fruit, fish – is a prevention against Alzheimer’s disease. What specifically and why?
Fatty fish are a source of omega-3 fatty acids
These are right at the top of the list of foods to eat if you want to support the functioning of your brain. We are talking about salmon, trout, sardines. The vast majority of the brain is made of fat, and half of that fat is of the omega-3 type, in order for the brain to build the nerve cells necessary for proper memory functioning and effective learning, it needs omega-3 fatty acids.
Coffee with caffeine and antioxidants
Coffee increases alertness, but it also helps the brain. It strengthens the neurotransmitter serotonin, which makes us feel happy. Coffee is therefore a prevention not only of Alzheimer’s disease, but also of Parkinson’s disease due to its antioxidants. But beware, in excessive amounts it can cause other health complications.
Broccoli is a rich source of vitamin K
It is fat-soluble and is needed for the formation of fats called sphingolipids, which coat brain cells. The same is true of turmeric, a superfood that you can consume, for example, in tea (grating the root like ginger) or as a spice. Pumpkin seeds and nuts in general are useful, they are a source of magnesium, zinc, copper and iron. Magnesium is essential for learning and memory, and without zinc our nerve signaling is stunted. Iron deficiency is associated with brain fog, and copper is needed to control nerve signals.
Source: identifyalz.eu, ireceptar.cz