It seems like there are always fad diets going around that suggest cutting out meat, or eating only meat, or counting calories, etc.
One of the recent trends has been the belief that our diets should be gluten-free.
For instance, Dr. David Perlmutter is preparing to release a book called Grain Brain that purportedly informs the reader exactly how grain is killing our brains.
Although cutting out gluten can be challenging, recent findings indicate that cutting out grains might be a smart move if you’re worried about dementia and specifically Alzheimer’s.
We are currently losing the battle with Alzheimer’s, as there are over 5.4 million Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. Most studies indicate that Alzheimer’s is in fact preventable because the factors that increase your risk of the disease are almost all related to lifestyles choices. So why wouldn’t we start making choices to prevent this disease?
Decreasing Your Risk
The primary factors that seem to contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s are your carb intake, your fat consumption, and your blood sugar levels. In fact, even the smallest increase in your blood sugar level can dramatically increase your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.