An anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, tea and coffee reduces the risk of developing dementia by a third. This conclusion was made by scientists from the Athens National University named after Kapodistrias.
Greek scientists are convinced that eating an anti-inflammatory diet of fruits, vegetables, tea and coffee reduces the risk of developing dementia by a third. A cup of tea, morning coffee, fruits and vegetables, and legumes like beans and peas contain healthy plant compounds. They help fight age-related inflammation in the body, which increases the risk of dementia.
The authors of the study assessed the health benefits of the diets of more than 1,000 older people by carefully determining their content of anti-inflammatory foods. These individuals were followed for an average of three years. If a person’s diet contained the maximum amount of anti-inflammatory foods, or somewhere around 20 servings of fruits, 19 servings of vegetables, four servings of legumes, and 11 cups of coffee or tea per week, then their likelihood of experiencing senile dementia was 35% lower, compared with those who had a minimum of these products. The authors of the study believe that the information received is another confirmation of the ability of a person to protect his brain from a dangerous and incurable disease through proper nutrition.
Recall that senile dementia in all its manifestations, including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, is an incurable and steadily progressive disease that deprives a person of memory and the ability to take care of himself. There are no drugs that can treat dementia or even stop it. That is why it is so important to understand its causes and do everything to ensure that the initial risk of encountering this insidious disease is reduced to the limit.