Many of us know that consuming a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, did you also know that there is a link between cardiovascular disease, eating fruits and vegetables, and Alzheimer’s disease?
In our first article, a growing body of research has shown that a healthy heart and vascular system is tied to a healthier brain. Researchers found that genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease.
In our second article, researchers found that consuming leafy greens like spinach and lettuce, red and dark orange vegetables, berries and orange juice may be good for the brain and help keep the memory sharp. So, not only can you keep your heart healthy with fruits and vegetables, you can keep your brain healthy too!
To learn more about the above-mentioned research, please read these expert-reviewed articles and for more information about Alzheimer’s; please visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the research progress being made at the Fisher Center.
Together we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Fisher Center Team