An Apple a Day May Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay
Apples and apple juice may be among the best foods that baby boomers and senior citizens could add to their diet to help boost brain function similar to medication.
“We anticipate that the day may come when foods like apples, apple juice and other apple products are recommended along with the most popular Alzheimer’s medications,” says Thomas Shea, Ph.D., director of the UML Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research.
In this latest study mice, specifically bred to exhibit Alzheimer’s symptoms, consumed the equivalent of drinking approximately two 8 oz. glasses of apple juice or eating 2-3 apples a day. Dr. Shea claims that consumption of antioxidant-rich foods such as apples and apple juice can help reduce problems associated with memory loss. Blueberries, also said to improve memory, move over! The apple takes center stage.
Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout and Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB AM1240 in New York City , produces a weekly wellness newsletter, and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media. To learn more visit: www.turnonyourinnerlight.com
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