Many people know that Alzheimer’s disease is extremely common among older people – 50% of Americans contract Alzheimer’s by the age of 85. But you might not know that Alzheimer’s disease is actually fairly common in younger generations. About 500,000 Americans under 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia.
A common misconception is that memory loss is caused by genetics, but researchers have found that eating habits and lifestyle factors outweigh genetics 90% to 10%.
There are several things you can do now to prevent future memory loss.
Cut processed sugar, trans fats, and high fructose corn syrup from your diet. These foods can cause diabetes, which leads to early biological aging. Not only does this damage the brain but it also ages the skin, leading to premature wrinkles.
Eat more vegetables and fruits. These healthy foods help the brain function.
Drink more water. Replacing pop with water will keep the brain hydrated, improving your memory.