In this TEDx Talks Dr. Neal Barnard discusses research findings from cohorts of patients predisposed to Azheimer Disease due to the presence of the apoE4 gene.
A correlation is shown between the level of consumption of saturated fats (for example, fried bacon, but more broadly the excess of meat or dairy products) and the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease.
On the other hand, Dr. Barnard stresses the benefits of vitamin E to counteract the onset and even development of Alzheimer’s disease.
But beware, vitamins bought on the market often contain only one form of vitamin E, against a total of 8 in dry fruits (nuts, seeds) or spinach, mangoes, avocados for example.
The polyphenols present in colored fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, grapes but also carrots, tomatoes also have anti-oxidant properties and have also been tested as positive to counter the appearance and development of the Alzheimer’s disease.
Finally, and unsurprisingly, Dr. Neal Barnard recalls that physical exercise (like 40 minutes of walking 3 times a week) also helps fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
In conclusion Dr. Neal Barnard recognizes that for his father it is already too late, but for him, and for all of us, it is a fantastic news that, by the choice of our Nutrition, we are able to counter the consequences of apoE4 gene that predisposes us to Alzheimer’s disease.