The idea that age-related memory loss is unavoidable has in recent years been proven to be a myth. There are many things that can be done to prevent the effects that getting older has on our minds.
Most researchers agree that memory related diseases are a consequence of modern lifestyles, pollution, and diets. These three things combine to cause serious damage to our brains and their ability to function optimally. Fortunately, there are a number of things we can do to remove or counteract these effects and save our memories.
Exercise is considered as important for the brain as it is for our bodies. Increased blood flow brought on by exercise helps remove toxins and keeps the brain cells well supplied with oxygen. Things such as smoking and obesity decrease the body’s blood flow and slowly starve the brain, leading to memory loss.
Modern American diets are not conducive to health. Processed, overcooked, high fat foods have a negative effect on all aspects of our health. Unhealthy ingredients combined with a lack of micronutrients, brought on by our adversity to fresh fruits and vegetables, slowly starves our bodies and minds of the nutrition it needs for proper performance.
Anyone concerned about memory loss and the diseases that cause it, such as Alzheimer’s, should examine their lifestyle and diet and make needed changes. Every day, scientists are learning more and more about the connection between the way we live and the way our bodies and brains function. It’s now clear that many of the effects of aging can be eliminated with simple diet and lifestyle changes. But these changes are up to you.