Luteolin Nutrient in Carrots, Rosemary and Olive Oil Found to Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease

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A new study published by The Journal of Nutrition shows that luteolin, which is found in assorted vegetables and herbs, decreases the inflammation in the brain that causes the memory and cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Luteolin, which is found in foods such as carrots, rosemary and olive oil, make a natural anti-inflammatory reaction which halts erratic cells from causing damage to the brain. In the study conducted, older mice that were given a diet filled with luteolin had improved working memory, similar to those of the younger mice.

Foods high in vitamin E — such as oil-based salad dressing, fortified cereals, leafy green veggies, cantaloupe, seeds and nuts — were also linked to decreasing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

So, this is great news! Eating a healthy diet rich in nutrients can decrease age-related brain inflammation and memory loss.

Other foods that have been linked to Alzheimer's prevention include dark chocolate, clams, red wine, cherries, apples, walnuts, asparagus, turmeric, and fish.

Still worried? Another step to preventing the onset of Alzheimer's could be discontinuing the use of conventional deodorants — which has also been linked to breast cancer!

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