Recent research seems to show that what you are eating is important for avoiding memory loss. Eating the ?right things? can reduce or prevent the risk and occurrence of memory loss. Researchers have created a dietary plan that can prevent, and perhaps treat,? in some people.
According to the research, try to get 25 percent of your total daily calories from fat, but not more than 7 percent saturated, or “bad” fat, 30 to 45 percent from complex carbohydrates? – fruits, vegetables, and whole foods) ?and ?25 to 35 percent from high-quality lean protein, the classic ?Mediterranean diet?: fruits, vegetables, fish, chicken, and turkey, nuts, seeds,? low-fat yogurt and cheese, and avoiding red meat and processed foods.
Avoid sugars, corn syrup, processed cereals and grains and baked goods. Also ice cream, salty chips and pretzels, and anything made with white flour. Saturated fats and trans fats are the “bad” fats:? so avoid ?fast foods?, hydrogenated food: butter, animal fats, milk, white chocolate, and cheese.
Not ALL fats are bad however. Next time you shop, really look at the labels. ?Good” fats? help raise HDL cholesterol levels; these are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in olive oil, avocados, certain nuts, natural peanut butter.
Choose fish such as mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, albacore tuna, and wild (not farmed) salmon. Or, If they?re hard to find, try pure fish oil supplements with a minimum of 250 mg of?DHA?in each capsule. A pharmacist or health store will most likely have them.
Blueberries and strawberries, 100% pure unsweetened cocoa powder (add some to your morning cup of coffee) mushrooms; onions; beans; seeds; sardines, herring, trout, and Alaskan wild salmon are also good choices.
Professional Home Caregivers can devise a ?shopping list? of healthier foods for their patients and the entire family.