Save Your Memory: These Are Best And Worst Foods For Dementia And Alzheimer’s

Doctors used to believe that dementia was all genetics. But nowadays, we know that many factors contribute to dementia, including diet. By avoiding certain cooking oils and eating more dairy, your risk of Alzheimer’s might shrink. Here are the foods and drinks that you should–and should not–eat to lower your risk of dementia.

White Flour Increases The Risk Of Alzheimer’s

An MRI shows a brain with Alzheimer's.
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White bread, pasta, flour, and rice can worsen brain health. Because these processed grains lack fiber and nutrients, they convert to sugar in the body. According to a 2017 study in Clinical Nutrition, refined grains increase inflammation, even around the brain.

Because of this, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, do not recommend refined grains. Their ideal anti-Alzheimer’s diet prohibits white bread, refined flour, and sweet pastries. Although you can eat these once in a while, do not make them a staple of your food plan.