I can’t imagine the heartache of seeing a loved one’s memories fade away before one’s eyes. With the seemingly increase of Alzheimer’s and dementia in today’s world, I’m sure most people would like to ward off any possibility of acquiring these debilitating illnesses if at all possible.
There are important steps one can take to prevent this! One way is to relinquish a high cholesterol, saturated fat, nutrient deprived fast-food diet in favor of a Mediterranean Diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish.
The brain feeds primarily on glucose, a carbohydrate. That statement however, doesn’t give one license to consume donuts and pop-tarts carbs! Don’t be mislead by manipulative advertising which destroys the godly temple you were given!
2 Corinthians 11:3, “But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”
So increase beneficial complex carbs of fruits, whole grains and green leafy vegetables and cut out the junk! Those trans-fatty acids, purposed for extending shelf life in foods, will greatly diminish the ‘shelf life’ of your brain. Cheap solidified oils will harden, clogging the arteries, creating a sludge-like effect through which blood must pump. Notice how hard it is for drain water to flow through clogged pipes? Now imagine those pipes are your arteries. Your brain activity slows accordingly.
And I’m sure we’ve all experienced that brain fog when we haven’t eaten for a while. That’s when we feel “out of it”, can’t think of the right words, might even feel a little shaky. Reach for an apple or orange juice to get those nutrient dense carbohydrates into your system within 15 minutes. Then add a little protein and good fat, such as walnuts, peanut butter or soy products, which lasts several hours.