On a Dr. Oz show, he talked about new developments in Alzheimer's research that surprised me and you might find very interesting also. In many of my articles, we promote good eating habits along with exercise. This is a re-firmament of the importance of eliminating some of the unhealthy "convenience" foods we have become addicted to.
Alzheimer's has mostly been thought of as an inherited disease... it is in our genes, and we had no control over whether we would get it or not. This may not be completely true. New research shows a direct link between diabetes, insulin and our increased intake of nitrosamines. Nitrosamines or nitrites, are used to preserve foods such as processed meats (bacon, hot dogs, lunch meat, etc), fresh vegetables and fruit that have a far distance to transport, fish, and even beer, and is found to have caused an increase of insulin-related diseases. The exposure of low doses of nitrites for a long period of time in our foods are the major cause of this increased epidemic in the United States.
This is a huge discovery and a welcome relief for some of us who thought we were destined to inherit the disease. The good news is that there are many alternatives of healthy diets to lesson our chances of contracting Alzheimer's. The first thing, is to be aware of food that contain nitrites. Avoid any food that lists sodium nitrite as an ingredient and processed foods. Buy vegetables and fruits from local markets or the organic food section. It is also important to educate your children... best by example. You can also support policies to farming back to local communities. Of course, growing your own gardens is the best way to be sure you are getting the healthiest produce.