Yes, your clock is ticking down.
Yes, it’s unavoidable.
But now, there are ways you can hit “pause” on that clock—and even reverse it—when it comes to your brain.
And that’s especiallyimportant now, as a new study reveals the number of dementia cases are climbing at an ALARMING rate…
Dementia is on the rise — but you can FIGHT BACK
A report released by the National Center for Health Sciences reveals just how DIRE the situation is…
The rate of Americans who have died from dementia has DOUBLED since the beginning of the millennia!
And while it might seem like your risk of dying from Alzheimer’s is low, that number continues to go up… and isn’t showing ANY signs of slowing down.
The good news is that you can fight back.
Today, I’m going to show you three ways to do it!
Just remember, the sooner you start, the better. It’s much easier to keep a house clean than it is to clean up a dirty house – just like your brain.
Step 1: Nitrates
Poor blood circulation has been linked to dementia. It makes sense; blood provides your brain with nutrients, oxygen, and everything it needs to stay healthy. If your blood isn’t circulating well, your brain is suffering.
That’s why you should reach for dark leafy greens like kale, arugula, broccoli, and spinach, as well as beets, in the produce section.
Their high concentrations of nitrates—which our bodies turn into nitrites—help WIDEN blood vessels, improving blood flow and increasing blood and oxygen to your brain (and the rest of your body, too!).
Nitrates have been shown to SLASH your blood pressure levels and get your blood MOVING.
Step 2: Selenium
Unsurprisingly, dementia and inflammation seem to go hand-in-hand. Selenium, a trace element and POWERFUL antioxidant found in eggs and brazil nuts, can help.
It works in a different way than most other antioxidants; instead of working directly, selenium helps increase the supply of your body’s master antioxidant, glutathione.
The more glutathione you have, the better you’re able to fend off oxidative stress, and dementia, naturally.
Get more selenium in your diet by eating Paleo-friendly foods rich in selenium, like the aforementioned eggs and brazil nuts.
Please note that studies show that blood concentrations of selenium actually decline with age, so you may need an extra boost. If your multivitamin doesn’t include selenium, though, don’t yet go “hog wild” with a supplement of selenium on its own.
Check with your doc first, since too much selenium can actually be bad for your body.
Step 3: Mushrooms
Researchers followed 13,000 Japanese study participants for six years, monitoring their mushroom intake. They broke them up into three groups: those who ate mushrooms less than once a week, 1-2 times, and 3 or more times a week.
The study found the more mushrooms participants ate,the lower their risk of dementia.
Even better, it didn’t matter what type of mushroom they ate. Reishi… shiitake… maitake… Portobello…cremini…porcini…button mushrooms… they’re all fair play!