A diet that provides all the macro and micronutrients necessary for the body is a solid basis for good health – even in old age!
Especially our neurons, especially the young ( first maturing) brain cells in the hippocampus, need the right building materials: nutrients and protective substances, so they can develop and become functional. But what special substances are these? Does our diet still contain these components in the required dose?
Ultra-processed foods, a stressful lifestyle and often unfavourable nutritional recommendations lead to wrong eating habits, which in turn promote chronic diseases.

The right mix of macro and micronutrients makes the brain healthy and can actually be a powerful ally fighting against dementia.

In addition to the recommendations to consume food as fresh and unprocessed as possible, we have compiled some of the most important dietary recommendations for dementia prevention in the following sections.

Sugar

Why does the brain need sugar? To maintain the structure and function of nerve cells, only simple sugars, glucose (dextrose), are required. Within the cell, glucose is converted into ATP - the fuel of all cells. It also provides substrates for cell formation. One could think: as much sugar as possible and the brain (and all other cells) are full of energy and live happily? Unfortunately this is not true at all. Too much sugar is the "sweet killer" for our cells.

Anyway, the brain needs sugar!

Fats / coconut oil / MCT

The central nervous system (i.e. brain and spinal cord) consists mainly of lipids, i.e. fat molecules - above all the cell membranes, which are formed from a double layer of fat. Healthy brain and nerve cells therefore need fat. Fat is not just fat. While long-chain saturated fatty acids are harmful in excess, medium-chain saturated fatty acids are fuel for the brain. Likewise, polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids form an important protective barrier against neurodegeneration.

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Fish / Omega-3

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Nuts

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Green tea

The studies of recent years suggest that green tea in particular can be of significant benefit for mental health. The more green tea is drunk, the lower the risk of mental illness such as dementia.

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Dietary Fibres

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The "Mind diet"

The MIND diet (Mediterranean DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) uses the Mediterranean and DASH diets as a basis and modifies them in relation to foods that have already been identified by research as factors for improving cognitive function or delaying cognitive decline.

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Curcuma / Turmeric

There is good evidence that curcuma use has several potential health benefits for older people. Curcumin acts in AD therapies as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, inhibitor of Aβ aggregation and chelator of metal ions. These effects, regardless of the results of clinical studies, are a good reason to include curcuminoids in our dietary habits.

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