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More research has come out exploring the importance that diet has on brain health. This research, from the University of California Riverside, reflects the significance of ARPF’s first Pillar of Alzheimer’s Prevention: Diet and Supplements. With the proper Alzheimer’s diet, you can actually influence the health of your genes. That’s right—prevention is within your reach and it starts with the foods you put in your body.


Eating foods that are high in antioxidants like vitamins C and E is a wonderful, natural way to eliminate free-radicals from your body. In a similar way, scientists believe that a vast intake of fruits and vegetables, eating fish rich in omega-3 oils and vegetarian protein substitutes (such as soy) are protective against memory loss.

The ideal prevention diet breaks down like this:

  • 20% “good” fats. Items in this group include extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and flax seed oil
  • 40% lean proteins. Look to include fish, chicken, turkey, and soy on a daily basis.
  • 40% complex carbohydrates. Discover the rewards of a rainbow of fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fresh fruits.
  • Superfoods for the brain – as much as you want! These superfoods, including blueberries, spinach, and seaweed, have fabulous antioxidant properties preventing causes of Alzheimer’s.

Grab a copy of ARPF’s Brain Longevity Diet Cookbook and enjoy some of the best meals to get your brain to optimal health. Our cookbook features 53 recipes: 50 vegetarian and 3 fish dishes. These Entrees, Soups, Salads, Sides, Snacks and Desserts will satisfy anyone’s taste. It’s also beautifully hand-illustrated just for ARPF.

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