Limit Processed Foods
The brain needs its own brand of food. ‘It requires healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and adequate vitamins and minerals. Consuming too little of these foods and too many complex carbohydrates, processed foods and sugar, is known to stimulate the production of toxins in the body. These toxins can lead to inflammation, the build-up of plaques in the brain and result in impaired cognitive function.’ (https://www.alzheimers.net/foods-that-induce-memory-loss)
Given that our brain is already comprised, I have taken the view that I need to limit the amount of processed food (including take-away and junk food) that I consume on a daily basis. ‘In plain English, this means commercial breads and buns, packaged snacks, confectionery and desserts, soft drink and sweetened drinks, cold cuts of meat and chicken nuggets, instant noodles and soups, frozen or shelf stable meals, margarine, processed cheese. (https://qz.com/1234901/the-road-to-alzheimers-disease-is-lined-with-processed-foods/)
My aim here is to reduce the amount of artificial flavouring agents, preservatives, carbohydrates, saturated and trans-fats, sugar and salt that I am being exposed to on a daily basis.