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2. White Foods
Foods that contain white flour are really what we are talking about, not natural foods like potatoes. So white breads, pasta, and cakes are among the foods not to eat, because they dramatically increase your insulin production and send toxins directly to the brain.
AGE’s, which are advanced glycation end products, are sometimes referred to as glycotoxins. No matter what you want to call them, AGE’s are proteins that have become glycated from exposure to sugar. Cooking foods at very high temperatures, such as French fires, can produce AGE’s, which have been linked to not only diabetes, but also to hypertension as well as dementia. Increased levels of these compounds in body cause the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain. This is one of the main components in the development of Alzheimer’s.
4. Processed Meats
By now you have probably heard the big news released by the World Health Organization as well as the American Cancer Association that processed meats cause cancer. They also have been linked to Alzheimer’s. It’s the nitrosamines in processed meats, such as bacon or hot dogs, which cause the liver to produce fats that are toxic to the brain.
Our bodies were never designed to consume or metabolize aluminum. The sad truth about our diet today is that aluminum is not only a common food additive in things like cheese and cake mixes, but it is also used in many beverage bottles and cookware. Scientists do not know how much, if any, aluminum is safe to consume. Aluminum is classified as a heavy metal and a dangerous neurotoxin. Scientists do not fully understand how aluminum causes dementia to develop in the brain. However, they do know that heavy metals, such as aluminum, damage the brain tissue, and many Alzheimer’s patients have high levels of aluminum in their brain. Avoid this metal as much as possible.
Believe it or not, trans-fats not only harm your heart, but they actually shrivel the brain. Trans-fats greatly increase the risk of dementia. You will find tons of this unhealthy type of fat in almost all processed foods and fast food, fried foods, and artificial foods such as margarine. Trans-fats stop oxygen to brain and clogs the blood vessels and arteries. This type of fat also robs the brain of a compound called apolipoprotein E, which is important for regulating amyloids in the brain.
You probably already know that aspartame causes cancer. Of all the artificial sweeteners on the market today, this one is the most dangerous. Aspartame has been linked to seizures, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s. This is due to the methanol in aspartame, which naturally occurs in the body when aspartame is consumed. Avoid this artificial sweetener like you would poison — because, after all, that is what this is.
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