As diseases go, Alzheimer's is a real asshole.
Over several years, it can rob you of your memory, change your personality, and eventually lead to death. There's no cure. And in America, over 5 million people have it.
But there is hope. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a leading Alzheimer's Disease researcher, says there's evidence that changes to one's diet can reduce the risk or delay the onset of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and memory loss.
And modifying what we eat is easier when the food tastes good. That's why Dr. Sabbagh teamed up with celebu-chef Beau MacMillan, (Elements at Sanctuary) for The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook, released earlier this month.
Bowlful of Brain-Boosting Broth anyone?
Specifically designed for people with a family history of Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss, or those already in the early stages, The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook features 100 recipes -- think sandwiches, salads, main dishes, and even beverages -- created by MacMillan that utilize brain healthy ingredients like turmeric, cinnamon, leafy greens, and red wine. The dishes are also full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and omega-3s.
Also in the book, Dr. Sabbagh outlines the latest research on Alzheimer's and nutrition and offers a dietary plan using the recipes.
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The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook can be purchased at Changing Hands Bookstore. To read an interview with Dr. Sabbagh and chef Beau MacMillan (including three brain-healthy recipes to try) go to the Epicurious website. For more information about Alzheimers, go to Alzheimers.gov.