Did you know that there is a link between dementia, obesity and type 2 diabetes? There are some risk factors for dementia that can’t be changed such as age or ethnicity. But the good news is that other factors including diet and lifestyle can have a big impact on the potential development of this disease. This Dementia Action Week consider if you can take action to reduce your dementia risk.
The same things that help avoid weight gain and type 2 diabetes are also useful for helping to reduce the risks of some types of dementia.
eating protein with every meal, such as poultry, fish, beans, lentils, eggs, seeds and nuts
having a range of colourful vegetables and fruit every day: think of eating the rainbow and include red, yellow, orange, green, purple, white and brown on your plate
having some healthy fats, think oily fish, avocados, olive oil, nuts and seeds
avoiding sugary food and refined carbohydrates
keeping active every day and do some weight bearing exercise or resistance training every week.
Making small changes now can make a big difference to your current and future health. If you want support to make these changes why not book in for a free health review with me. Your body and brain might thank you for it!