Eating a healthy diet is important at every stage of life, and especially as we age.
Multiple studies have shown that eating a balanced diet can reduce heart-health risks, and can also assist to prevent or delay the onset and experience of Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive conditions.
These brain-positive diets include the Mediterranean diet of whole grains, leafy vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds and olive oils. There are also other ways of eating for brain health, such as the MIND, DASH and WFPB diets, that have been shown to significantly reduce risk factors for cognitive decline. A diet rich in essential nutrients can have a direct impact on brain health and function. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are vital to consume for overall brain health.
At AQ, we are committed to providing resources to support your healthy lifestyle. We are running small-group classes from August 30 at 2 Palmer Street, Windsor, to outline what changes you can make to your meals to boost your brain health.
During these classes, we will give you tips, guidelines and recipes to demonstrate how simple changes can make a difference.
We’ll cook some plant-strong foods and explain how and why they help. By incorporating dietary changes into your habits – little by little – you can have a big impact over time on your health and the health of your loved ones.
Diets and dementia
A leafy and nutrient-rich diet is a powerful tool in the prevention and progression reduction of dementia. More and more is being discovered all the time, but research has already shown that a brain-positive diet can support brain function.
It does so by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, promoting cardiovascular health, regulating blood sugar levels, and positively impacting the gut-brain interactions.
By adopting and maintaining a healthy diet, you can take proactive steps to preserve your cognitive abilities and enjoy a better quality of life while ageing.
Eating for Brain Health
What: Small-group classes to boost your brain-health diet
When: From August 30, 10.30-1.30
Where: 2 Palmer Street, Windsor
Who: People living with dementia, carers and the general community
How: Call 3857 2191 to register and find out more information