We know that disease prevention passes on our table. Yet if we notice it is the least cared for and most underestimated aspect. Often due to a distorted culture of food that binds the emotional aspect to the food one. Here we tend to let ourselves go and underestimate the risks we run by not following a balanced regime.
Cholesterol, diabetes, heart attack are certainly the most serious and best known diseases that we can face by eating badly. There is another equally serious pathology that we tend to think little about because it is mostly linked to old age. We are used to considering it almost inevitable and yet it is not so: senile dementia.
At the table after 50 we prevent not only diabetes and cholesterol but also dementia
There are more and more studies that link nutrition, gut health and therefore senile dementia.
We have all heard of the gut as the second brain at one time or another. Well that’s right. We must know that the intestinal flora which is responsible for our immune defenses (the microbiota) changes with the body according to age. It also changes in relation to the type of diet. For example, a diet rich in animal proteins such as red meat, sugars and fats and low in fiber, vitamins, probiotics, legumes and whole foods, strongly compromises their health. This makes the intestinal walls more prone to inflammation. In general, the Mediterranean diet protects the microbiota from dangerous infections and degeneration of the mucous membranes.
Prolonged use of drugs such as antibiotics is also responsible for intestinal imbalance
It has been shown that the health of the intestine is connected with the development of the encephalon, the brain. This is because the immune system influences the formation of neurotransmitters by decreeing the correct functioning of cognitive functions.
Here is how after at the table after 50 we prevent not only diabetes and cholesterol but also senile dementia and the functionality of our brain. To do this, we always try to follow a very varied diet, rich in fiber and vitamins, contained in vegetables, fruit, legumes and whole foods. Just as the Mediterranean diet has always taught us.
Few people know that this inflammation lowers the immune system and causes overweight and obesity
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