Strawberry fruit has a pigment that may help shield the brain from aberrant alterations that cause Alzheimer’s. According to experts at Rush University in Chicago, biting into a sweet strawberry may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain ailment that gradually impairs thinking and memory abilities as well as the capacity to do even the most basic tasks. Symptoms of the late-onset variety typically begin to show in the majority of patients in their mid-60s.
How Strawberry is beneficial
The researchers found that a substance called pelargonidin, which gives the fruit its colour, is connected to less tau tangles in the brain. One of the main contributing factors to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease is these tangles. Cytokines are proteins that the body’s cells make that can control different inflammatory reactions. It is thought that the plaques and tangles that cause Alzheimer’s are brought on by inflammation in the brain. The condition, which is brought on by aberrant alterations with tau proteins that build up in the brain, is characterised by tau tangles.
There is a list of food which also can help
- Leafy green vegetables, at least 6 servings/week
- Other vegetables, at least 1 serving/day
- Berries, at least 2 servings/week
- Whole grains, at least 3 servings/day
- Fish, 1 serving/week
- Poultry, 2 servings/week
- Beans, 3 servings/week
- Nuts, 5 servings/week
- Wine, 1 glass/day*
- Olive oil
Many over-the-counter vitamins and nutritional supplements, including vitamins B and E and gingko biloba, have been studied in observational studies and clinical trials to slow cognitive decline or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. These dietary supplements are hypothesised to combat oxidative stress or inflammation, safeguard nerve cells, or have an impact on other biological processes related to Alzheimer’s.
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