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Fish to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers are giving us one more reason to eat fish: to delay or fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show that taking either fish oil supplements or eating foods high in DHA—an omega-3 fatty acid—such as salmon, halibut, mackerel and sardines, as well as almonds, walnuts, soy and DHA-enriched eggs, can help combat the disease.
Fish oil decreases the build-up of amyloid protein in the brain, a type of sticky plaque prevalent in Alzheimer’s patients. But if fish isn’t your thing, try eating more curry! Another study documented the low prevalence of Alzheimer’s in India’s elderly population, due in part to curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric and a main ingredient in curry—a main staple of Indian diets.
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