Nutrition for better blood flow to the brain and, therefore, better memory
- Vitamins A and E, ascorbic acid and selenium and zinc (important minerals) must be in the diet. Most people usually do not get enough of all vitamins with food, so vitamin and mineral complexes are recommended. It is desirable that the complexes also contain vitamins of the B group (because it was discovered that the risk of senility can be increased with a deficiency of vitamin B3-niacin). B3 is contained in all products containing other B group vitamins, but also in various products (meat, kidneys, liver, sour-milk products), sea fish (especially tuna), poultry (especially turkey).
- Fatty sea fish – a diet rich in fatty sea fish is recommended. Unrefined oils are useful (especially olive oil, mushroom oil, linseed oil, walnut oil, red palm oil). Do not use oils for baking, but add one to two tablespoons to the finished dish.
- Niacin is abundantly contained in sunflower seeds and peanuts. Just make sure that the peanuts are not infected with fungi, because aflatoxin poisoning (a strong carcinogenic poison) can occur. Fry the peanuts briefly (and not excessively) in a pan before consumption and for safety. All whole grains (especially cultivated wheat, buckwheat, oats, corn, rye, barley) contain vitamin B3, as do legumes (beans, peas, soybeans, etc.). Mushrooms are rich in vitamin B3. Brewer’s yeast is particularly rich in vitamin B3 and other vitamins of the B group. It has been established that if a person receives a sufficient amount of nicotinic acid (15mg-1g), the symptoms of dementia disappear quickly. But there were cases when patients got better only when B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and nicotinic acid (B3) were introduced at the same time. The content of vitamin B3 does not decrease with heat treatment. But vitamin B1 is easily broken down during long-term cooking, as well as adding salt during cooking. It is also known that thiamine is completely broken down under the influence of coffee.
- The body always needs antioxidants – always have fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, carrots, spinach, broccoli, melon, kiwi, black currants in your diet. In soups and salads, it is good to add only greens from the garden and herbs, but also wild green plants-foods that contain antioxidants. Drinking a glass of wine a day and fresh fruit and vegetable juice has a positive effect on health. In this case, the probability of Alzheimer’s disease is reduced by 4 times – research has shown.
- Other recommendations for memory preservation and better brain function include lower intake of fatty foods, fried, salty and smoked foods. More vegetables and dairy products should be included in the diet.
- It is important to give the person light physical exertion and psychological exercises every day – even if he is in the initial stage of dementia or with already disturbed movements and brain work. Dementia rarely occurs in people who practice yoga. The general tone of the organism, strengthening of blood supply to the cerebrum and better memory can be achieved already by means of simple exercises, fast walking, breathing exercises.
- Memory training – you should always train your memory. This is helped by simply reading books and newspapers, solving crossword puzzles, brain teasers, sudoku, learning lyrics, song lyrics and foreign words. All these techniques help a person to concentrate on a specific action. Dementia is a complex disease. The most important thing is to be with the person if there are noticeable signs of dementia (senility). Loneliness will only make it worse.