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A Healthy Heart Diet is the Best Brain Food

We all know that a heart healthy diet will help in preventing heart disease. But did you know that a healthy heart diet and heart healthy foods are also the best brain food.

Research shows that, as you age, eating a healthy heart diet can prevent Alzheimer's and senility. It's the higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol produced by a heart healthy diet and lifestyle that helps to prevent Alzheimer’s and senility in seniors.

A study, published in the Archives of Neurology, found that people with low levels of good HDL cholesterol have 60% greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s than those with healthy high levels.

What is Good HDL Cholesterol and Bad LDL?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the bloodstream. It’s made up of good HDL (high density lipoprotein) and "bad" LDL (low density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides).

For a healthy heart and brain you not only need a low total cholesterol count, but you also need to have a high good HDL count and a low bad LDL count, as well as a low triglyceride count.

Because of a poor diet, lack of physical activity and excess weight, over half of Americans have levels of bad LDL cholesterol too high for a healthy heart and healthy brain. That’s one of the main reasons why heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s are so prevalent in the U.S.

Over five million American men and women have incurable Alzheimer’s. That includes 5% of those between 65 and 74. And it increases to almost 50% of those over age 85.

And studies show that by the year 2050 the total Alzheimer’s patient list will triple in size.

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

What can you do right now to lower your cholesterol naturally and raise your good HDL count? Begin following a healthy heart diet and lifestyle with these heart healthy guidelines:By eating more brain food with this heart healthy diet and lifestyle program, you'll have a healthier heart and brain and help prevent Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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