Raw Super Foods for your Brain Health and Immune System
The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation has been studying the impact of a proper diet on brain health for years. In fact, ARPF has created the “Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet Cookbook” that not only keeps your brain healthy, but builds up your immune system as well.
Learn about the Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet here for full details. This blog will explore a few of the raw foods (no cooking required) from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet that you can eat to protect your brain health and build your immune system.
Eat good fats.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet recommends that 20% of your food intake come from healthy, good fats. Avocados are a great raw source of “good fat” for building a healthy brain and strong immune system.
Try putting raw Avocado as a topping on anything from bread to beans or just about any of your favorite foods. You can also mash a few avocados in a bowl with chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon juice for some delicious guacamole!
Raw nuts, almonds, and walnuts are also a great way to get good fats into your body.
Enjoy raw, complex carbohydrates.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet recommends that 40% of your food intake come from complex carbohydrates. Some examples of complex carbohydrates that you can eat raw are fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fresh fruits.
Eat your favorite, easy-to-find fruits like apples, oranges, cherries, pears, strawberries, grapes, bananas, and more. For vegetables, eat raw broccoli, peppers, onions, lettuce, spinach, and kale.
Peanuts fall under the legume category and are easy to enjoy raw.
In conclusion, eating well keeps your brain healthy and immune system strong.
While the foods mentioned are all foods you can enjoy raw, don’t forget to include some lean protein like fish, turkey, and chicken in your daily diet. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet may have been developed for brain health, it will improve your general health and immune system as well.
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