Considerations for Protecting Brain Functions Through Food and Exercise
Notes from: Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck
Video key points:
- Diet and exercise have a significant impact on reducing cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimer’s as we age
- Genes for Alzheimer’s are not destiny
- A 40-minute brisk walk three times a week impacts the size of the hippocampus and can reverse brain shrinkage
- Vitamin E mitigates Alzheimer’s.
- found in avocados, almonds, walnuts, spinach and other foods. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant.
- Vitamin E is best taken from food, NOT supplements.
- Eat colorful foods e.g. blue berries and grapes, purple etc
- Alzheimer’s risks are higher in people who eat more than 21.6 grams of fat daily
- Dairy products is the number one source of saturated fat
- Oxidized iron and copper in your body acts as sparks. This material comes from copper pipes or iron pans.
- Metals in food and water combined with too much fat increases chances of cognitive impairment as we age