Monday, November 7, 2016

What you should really be eating to protect yourself against dementia By Chloe Lambert

Dr Estep’s rules for keeping your brain young The Telegraph

Eat at every meal:

  • Vegetables, including leafy greens and herbs, and pulses
  • Small portion of carbohydrates such as white rice or pasta, sourdough breads such as ciabatta
  • Vinegar and other fermented foods such as miso and pickled vegetables
  • Coffee or tea (Drink with meals to inhibit the absorption of iron. Decaffeinated coffee works too, as does herbal tea)
  • Olive oil and nuts

Eat a few times a week:

  • Fish and seafood, particularly smaller, fattier fish such as herring, sardines and anchovies (If you are vegetarian, choose an omega 3 supplement)
  • Fruits
  • Cheese
  • Eggs; poultry
  • Alcohol (Red wine is best, no more than two small glasses a day. If you don’t drink, don’t start)

Eat occasionally or never:

  • Red meat
  • Commercial white bread
  • Milk and milk products
  • Deep fried food