Eating Healthy May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

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Healthy eating is known to lower your risk of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

Now, doctors say the same may be true for Alzheimer's disease.

While the effects are still being studied by the National Institute of Health, doctors said it's worth a shot to eat health.

There are a few foods that will help you keep your whole body, including your brain healthy:

  • Oil-based salad dressings: They're full of vitamin E, which helps protect both neurons and cells. With Alzheimer's, your neurons will start to die, which leads to cognitive deterioration.
  • Sunflower seeds: Just one ounce contains 30 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E. Health experts suggest sprinkling them on top of a salad to give your brain a boost.
  • Berries: Researchers have found that blueberries, strawberries and acai berries may all help put the breaks on age-related cognitive decline by preserving the brain's natural housekeeper mechanism that fades away with age.