Aging and memory loss
Even though aging is something that is the inevitable, memory loss does not have to be severe.
By exercising regularly and following a healthy diet plan that is low in saturated fats and refined sugars, while rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fresh fruits and vegetables, a person can prevent memory loss and also reduce the inflammation that leads to people developing Alzheimer’s disease.
These changes in the lifestyle will also protect a person from heart disease and diabetes. A healthy diet is also important for keeping the blood flowing properly, because circulation to the brain is also vital when a person gets older.
In addition to leading a generally healthy life, there are supplements that can be taken in order to sustain good brain functions and help to prevent memory loss and Alzheimer’s.
A comprehensive multivitamin is something that all people should be consuming on a regular basis. It needs to contain at least 400 mcg of folic acid and 500 mg of vitamin C as well.
Folic acid helps to reduce homocysteine, which is known to increase the risk of heart disease and strokes in many cases and it could lead to brain damage as well, especially in people that have a very low intake of folic acid.
As far as vitamin C is concerned, it is a very powerful antioxidant and it will help to improve the transmission of messages that travel to the brain.
CoEnzyme Q10 is another very potent antioxidant and energy booster. It will help with maintaining the health of the brain and the heart. When people get older they tend to lose a lot of CoQ10, and the brain suffers because of it.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is yet another very powerful antioxidant and it will help to decrease risks of having a stroke and will also protect the nerve cells from diabetes.
Gingko biloba stabilizes and improves the memory, even in people who unfortunately already have Alzheimer’s. It does so because it has a blood thinning effect, which not only improves the memory, but also helps fight against strokes as well.
Phosphatidyl serine helps improve the health of the brain as well, and many doctors recommend this supplement to people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
DHA helps to protect from dementia and other problems that occur in the brain. It can be found in fish, and many doctors recommend that a person should be eating at least three servings of fish a week in order to keep the brain healthy.