Can Something as “Innocent” as Sugar Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risks?
Can Something as “Innocent” as Sugar
Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risks?
Welcome again to my virtual support community and November blog.
Have you heard of sugar being called “The Sweet Poison”? There’s a good reason. It adversely affects our health in numerous ways, including our brain health. Which is also why Alzheimer’s is often referred to as Type 3 Diabetes.
In the photo above, a PET scan shows the metabolism of sugar in the human brain.
We all like our sweets and treats. I’m no exception. But limiting your intake to a few grams or less daily will have amazing results and benefits, and not just for your waistline and that brain fog! Also avoid grocery and fast food items with a lot of added sugar (especially sodas: see the photo below!), and minimize white pasta, potatoes and rice. Look for good fats and carbs instead, such as fish and olive oil, and whole grains. (For more on healthy options for cooking oils, see Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen’s blog: https://www.gymcall.com/blog/cooking-oils/ Thanks, Dr K!)
Gut 🥗🍽 Health = Heart ❤️ Health = Brain 🧠 Health
There is increasing evidence that age and genetics are not the only primary risk factors. So are your environment (e.g., pollution, chemicals, metals, toxins, etc.) and lifestyle choices and behaviors (e.g., poor sleep, high blood pressure, social isolation, lack of physical activity, etc.).
Read on—Keep Your Blood Sugar In Check to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk Want more information? Would you like a complimentary initial conversation? Contact me here: https://cohencaregivingsupport.com
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Bill Cohen, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
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