It's the most common form of dementia in the United States. And it's the sixth-leading cause of death.
Since we have lost loved ones to demetia, we are always on the lookout for natural ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
And this one is really easy!
Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease shows that antioxidants could play a major role in fighting Alzheimer's disease.
The study was conducted in Germany, where 74 Alzheimer's patients and 158 people without the disease between the ages of 65 and 90 were studied. Through a series of tests, the researchers found that people with mild dementia had much lower concentrations of the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene in their blood than did the healthy volunteers in the study.
The team says that more research is needed. But they did find the results promising--and for good reason. Oxidative stress contributes to Alzheimer's. This means that antioxidants could, in fact, protect the brain against developing the disease.
Another study, this one on green tea, supports these findings. Inflammation is a culprit in several different diseases--heart disease, cancer, and of course Alzheimer's. The green tea study found that the catechins in green tea combat the free radicals that lead to inflammation and play a role in the development of Alzheimer's.
The best part about this news is that it couldn't be easier to pack your diet with antioxidants.
Of cource there are great antioxidant supplements available as well.
Enriching Gifts Metabolic Complete
Enriching Gifts Red Heart Algae
Enzyme Research Products Vitamin C
FEBICO Natto Complex